Manitoba to Allow Sale of Alcohol with Restaurant Takeout and Delivery
Source Foodservice & Hospitality
The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that would amend The Liquor, Gaming, and Cannabis Control Act(LGCCA) to allow liquor to be sold with take-out and delivery meal service by licensed establishments.
"For several years, restaurant owners have expressed interest in
selling wine, beer and single-serve beverages through food take-out or
delivery service," says Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton. "This is a
win-win for businesses and customers as restaurants will now be able to
expand their business and offer an additional service to customers."
Liquor delivery and take-out orders would be linked to meal orders
and offered by licensed establishments whose primary business is food,
such as restaurants. Liquor pricing will be the same as dine-in menu
prices, which will link wine and beer retail to the licensees' meal
The amendment also requires drivers delivering alcoholic beverages to
be 18 years of age or older, be certified by the Liquor, Gaming and
Cannabis Authority of Manitoba's Smart Choices responsible sales and
service program and conduct mandatory identification checks.