Gov. Baker Signed Bill To Allow Alcohol In Take-Out

SAUGUS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Governor Charlie Baker has signed a bill to allow restaurants to include alcohol with their take-out.

Up until now, Kowloon in Saugus has been selling their popular cocktails such as Mai Tais and Scorpion Bowls through curbside delivery, just without the alcohol.

Bob Wong, who owns Kowloon, says the mixers alone have been selling out.

"We put the 25 jugs out and they sold within an hour," Wong said. "We said, 'oops, we better start making more.'"

Providing alcohol will be more convenient for customers, and it may help with social distancing, too.

"You don't have to buy a six-pack, or you don't have to go to the supermarket and buy a Pepsi," Wong said. "Whereas, you can just drop by and say, take-out food and a couple of beers or sodas."

How will the drinks make the trip from restaurant to doorstep?

"The drinks will be separate because you don't want to mix the cold and hot," Wong said. "We'll pack it like it's another take-out item, like we do now."

WBZ NewsRadio's Kevin Coleman (@KevinColemanWBZ) reports

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