Legalize Restaurant Alcohol To-Go Sales in Minnesota

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Help your local restaurants stay in-business and keep Minnesota hospitality workers employed.

The situation is dire for restaurants in Minnesota.

  • As of December, 47% of all restaurants in Minnesota reported they face insolvency in the first quarter of 2021.
  • 93% report negative financial health.
  • Nearly 300,000 Minnesotans were employed in the hospitality industry prior to COVID.
  • The hospitality industry generates 20% of the sales tax in Minnesota.
  • 55% of the public reports they will not be comfortable returning to in-person dining until vaccinations are widespread.

Liquor revenues account for 30-50% of a restaurant's bottom line.

  • The temporary allowance of 1 bottle of wine (750ml) and 72 ounces of beer with takeout is not enough.

The majority of states have already enacted legislation legalizing the sale of alcohol to go by restaurants.

  • 33 states have legislation allowing restaurants to temporarily or permanently sell alcohol to-go
  • 13 states recently filed bills to extend or make permanent alcohol to-go this legislative session

How you can help?

  1. SIGN this petition and share it with your friends and family. Our goal is to obtain 20,000 signatures in 40 days culminating with the petition being presented to Minnesota Legislative Leaders requesting this issue be brought before the committees this session.
  2. CONTACT your legislator today to tell them as a consumer you support your independent restaurants. To find your legislators visit: https://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/
  3. REQUEST they support legislation which allows for the permanent sale of beer, wine and cocktails for take out and delivery.