When the state clamped down on restaurants during the early stages of COVID-19 restaurants were forced to go to take out and delivery services to survive. The state then allowed restaurants to sell alcohol to go to help restaurants improve their margins.
At a stop in Fort Myers Thursday, the Governor said he thinks the alcohol-to-go policy helped the restaurant industry a lot and that allowing restaurants to sell alcohol to go should become law. He plans to push the idea with the Florida legislature.
When asked about increasing the capacity at restaurants and opening bars back up the Governor would only say “soon,” not committing to a hard date. For bars that “soon” came in the form of a tweet late Thursday.