The hospitality industry has been put through the wringer lately. In the spring of 2020, when COVID-19 became a serious issue in the United States, the hospitality industry lost nearly $120 billion.
Restaurants that gain a significant portion of their revenue from alcohol sales have been hit the hardest, with many social distancing regulations calling for a ban on alcohol sales indoors. Thought restrictions lifted temporarily over the summer; many places are still prohibiting indoor alcohol consumption.
While curbside pickup and delivery operations were able to hold many different restaurants over, for the time being, the ban on indoor alcohol sales was a little trickier to get around.