SAN ANTONIO — Texas restaurant leaders say they've started the campaign to make alcohol-to-go permanent in Texas.
The Texas Restaurant Association announced in a letter on Thursday that it has submitted a proposal to Governor Greg Abbott's office to expand the current waiver that allows customers to get alcoholic drinks when they order food in the drive-thru or at curbside.
The current waiver, however, is temporary. It was put in place to help restaurants drum up business at the drive-thru and at curbside when they were forced to shut down over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Abbott has previously said he would support a permanent alcohol-to-go measure, tweeting in late April, "We may just let this keep on going forever. #txlege"
The Texas Legislature could very well consider alcohol-to-go when the next legislative session convenes next year.