Do you think fast food restaurants should also sell liquor?

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  1. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 8 years ago

    Do you think fast food restaurants should also sell liquor?

    Taco bell will test selling booze in selected stores. Will you be more attracted to these establishments and buy their food if liquor is offered?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image84
    dashingscorpioposted 8 years ago

    In Europe many fast food restaurants already sell beer and wine.
    It's doubtful many folks would trade their favorite watering hole for a Taco Bell. Nevertheless if someone wanted to order a Corona to go with their burrito or nachos instead of a Pepsi it might be worth it for fast food restaurants to get liquor licenses.
    I imagine the fear for many folks especially parents is fast food restaurants are one of the few places they feel comfortable letting their children/teens go to without accompanying them. They may feel alcohol, adults, and teens don't mix.
    However when I was in Paris I didn't observe any issues.

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't see a problem with selling alcohol as long as they don't serve it at the drive in window! LOL

  3. Link10103 profile image61
    Link10103posted 8 years ago

    I could see it being a huge money maker, but I dont think it will catch on any time soon on any large scale. Now that I think about it though, most places you have to be at least 18 to sell liquor. Wonder how that will play into things.

    People lose their minds enough when they get fat and sick off of fast food after purposely putting it in their mouth...wouldnt surprise me what idiotic lunacy might come up if they start selling liquor to boot.

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Its a clever way to sell more tacos, since alcohol makes people want to eat.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 years ago

    It's worth a try. Fast food outlets sell liquor in other parts of the world. When I was in Germany in the late 80s it was a bit bizarre at first to order a can of beer with my burger and fries at McDonald's.

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      America is a little behind when it comes to adults making decisions for themselves. I think fast food restaurants want to be seen as real sit down restaurants as well .

  5. fpherj48 profile image60
    fpherj48posted 8 years ago

    Just what we don't need!  Booze being available in yet another public place.  Not a good idea at all.  85% of fast food restaurant foods are sold for children.....from toddlers all the way to just under the drinking age....Can there at least be a few places that are free of booze? 

    Children are accompanied by whom??  Yes, ADULTS.  Why would we want to tempt adults to order beer or wine at a fast food place when THEY ARE DRIVING ...TRANSPORTING CHILDREN?  Usually their own children?

    Bad bad idea.   Think the adults can put aside their NEED for alcohol for a few minutes while at a fast food place until they get home??

    Pizza Hut started out selling wine years ago.  Then they WISED up and removed it from their establishments.  MOM & Dad.....when you want to go out to eat.....leave the kids with a sitter and go have a ball....and BTW......take turns every other time, one being the Designated you don't leave your children orphans or wind up with a DWI!!

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What's wrong with Taco Bell wanting to offer alcohol to adults as long as it isn't to go! ;-)

    2. dashingscorpio profile image84
      dashingscorpioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      These days very few parents hire a sitter to go out to dinner. You can go to any Red Robin restaurant or even Denny's to order alcohol and families are present. As I noted in Europe it doesn't seem to be an issue at fast food restaurants.

  6. profile image0
    TheBizWhizposted 8 years ago

    I don't think this is a great idea for a bunch of reasons. First, I don't trust that the people who work in fast food restaurants are responsible enough to sell alcohol to anyone. I get the feeling there would be a lot of instances of selling to the underage, selling to people who are too intoxicated, and would also lead to more instances of drunk driving.

    Normally, an establishment does not allow anyone to leave with alcohol, but how can a fast food restaurant monitor this type of activity?

    In most states, liquor cannot be sold out of a drive-thru, but I have a feeling this would be abused.

    Will this lead to fast-food restaurants not hiring teenagers? If I were a chain owner, I wouldn't allow it.

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately teenagers will get alcohol one way or another,whether they work in a fast food place or classy restaurant.

    2. profile image0
      TheBizWhizposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but this is just another easy way for them to get it. Not many "classy" restaurants hire high school kids. From my understanding, high school age kids cannot legally sell alcohol.

    3. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are right about high school kids not being allowed to sell alcohol,but they can be bussers, dishwashers,etc and they can be around it.

    4. profile image0
      TheBizWhizposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They can be, but it is unlikely because the restaurants find it easier to just not hire high school age kids. Fast food restaurants are another story.

  7. Kristen Howe profile image93
    Kristen Howeposted 8 years ago

    That's real interesting. I wouldn't go there, if they sell booze, unless it's a limited deal or during their happy hours.

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think people would be ok with it, gas stations sell booze so why not?


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