The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has extended a waiver allowing restaurants to serve to-go alcohol through December, KSHB reports.
In the past, to-go alcohol could only be sold in the original packaging. With the current waiver, restaurants are able to repackage products for sale.
Some restaurant owners say to-go alcohol sales have helped them stay in business.
“It was one of the reasons we decided to open our Crossroads store and bring another dozen people and employ them there,” Adam Tilford, Mission Taco Joint owner, told KSHB.
Missouri restaurants lobbied state lawmakers to make to-go cocktails sales permanently legal. They were unsuccessful but plan to try again next year.