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Liquor authority may force restaurants to choose between delivery apps, serving alcohol

To serve, or not to serve? Restaurants in New York state may soon be forced to choose between using delivery service apps or serving booze.

It’s part of a recent proposal from the New York State Liquor Authority.

Under the proposal – which is currently in draft stage, the liquor authority says – restaurant owners either need to keep delivery fees at 10 percent, or put app developers on their liquor licenses.

In a statement to New York Upstate, the state says it is trying to make sure delivery companies are being transparent when dealing with businesses that serve alcohol. Any fee above the 10 percent could indicate a share of the profit, which would mean the app company would have to be added to the license

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