Restaurants

Alabama Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions on Bars and Restaurants

Alcohol regulators in Alabama have lifted restrictions imposed on bars and restaurants over the summer. The restrictions put in place were to stem the spread of COVID-19. Members of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted Tuesday afternoon to eliminate an emergency rule that required businesses to stop selling alcohol at 11 p.m. and close 30 minutes later. The ABC Board…

Senate Bill Would Grant Civil Immunity to Businesses Against Coronavirus Related Lawsuits

Less than one week after Governor Ivey lifted the statewide stay at home order, a bill was introduced in the Alabama Senate to protect businesses against coronavirus related lawsuits. The language of the bill says that it will help encourage businesses to re-open and remain open. Businesses would have to display willful disregard for health orders to be subject to…

Residents Weigh in on the State of Montgomery Restaurants

Carrabba’s Italian Grill is another one of many restaurants to close on Eastern Boulevard. It joins Hooters, Macaroni Grill, and Wow Wings Sports Café on the list of failed Montgomery restaurants. Just across the road from the failed Wow Wings is the Olive Garden, a restaurant that’s been in the area for years and shows no signs of closing. So…

Birmingham Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Federal prosecutors say the owner of pizza franchises throughout the Southeast has pleaded guilty to submitting false tax returns. Authorities said Tuesday that 64-year-old Ramon Arias of Mountain Brook pleaded guilty to filing false federal income tax returns that didn’t account for money he took from Little Caesars restaurants he owns. Officials say Arias diverted money from the gross receipts…