Lawmakers Weigh New Regs for Restaurants

todd_howardFor seventeen years in a row, Virginia’s Alcoholic Beverage Control board has had record-breaking sales and profits, with some revenue coming from fines it imposes on restaurants that serve too much liquor and too little food.  In a bid to keep Virginia free of bars, the state insists establishments that serve alcohol get at least 45% of their revenue from the sale of food.  Now, there’s a move to change the rule, allowing restaurants to make as little as 25% of their money from meals.  Sandy Hausman explains why lawmakers in Richmond are reviewing the rule.

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