Is the Applebee’s Dollarita Too Good to Be True?

Last year, the restaurant chain rolled out $1 Margaritas across the country-and it turns a profit on every single one. Source: https://punchdrink.com/ JASON HORN APRIL 5, 2019 Applebee’s has had a rough few years. As it strains towards its 40th birthday in 2020, the “Neighborhood Grill + Bar” chain closed more than 100 locations in…

Update on behalf of Breakthru Beverage Group and RNDC

Source: Res Publica April 5, 2019 Republic National Distribution Company and Breakthru Beverage Group today jointly announced that the proposed business combination of the two companies has been terminated and the related Hart-Scott-Rodino filing with the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been withdrawn. While both companies were optimistic about the prospects of the…

Pritzker signs Tobacco 21 measure into law

Illinois will become the eight state to raise the legal age to 21 to buy or use tobacco products after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed new legislation into law Sunday afternoon. Flanked by lawmakers and public health advocates in Chicago, Pritzker signed the Tobacco 21 bill, which goes into effect July 1. The new law raises…

Seventeen Independent Beverage Licensees Recognized As “Brown-Forman Retailers of the Year”

Seventeen Independent Beverage Licensees Recognized As “Brown-Forman Retailers of the Year” APRIL 5, 2019 – BETHESDA, MD – Seventeen independent beverage licensees from states across the country have been recognized as Brown-Forman Retailers of the Year. Nominated by their state licensed beverage associations for commitment to their state associations, dedication to the beverage alcohol…

ABL Annual Meeting Focuses on ‘Challenge of Change’ for Independent Beverage Licensees & Alcohol Industry

APRIL 3, 2019 – BETHESDA, MD – Independent beverage licensees and their hospitality industry partners came together on March 24-26, 2019 for American Beverage Licensees’ (ABL) 17th Annual Meeting at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. During the meeting, attendees networked with their peers from across the country while also learning about emerging trends and…

ABL Annual Meeting Focuses on ‘Challenge of Change’ for Independent Beverage Licensees & Alcohol Industry

ABL Annual Meeting Focuses on ‘Challenge of Change’ for Independent Beverage Licensees & Alcohol Industry APRIL 3, 2019 – BETHESDA, MD – Independent beverage licensees and their hospitality industry partners came together on March 24-26, 2019 for American Beverage Licensees’ (ABL) 17th Annual Meeting at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. During the meeting,…

Illinois lawmakers consider taxing satellite, streaming services

By Cole Lauterbach | Illinois News Network Mar 26, 2019 Illinois lawmakers are considering a five percent tax on streaming online services and satellite television. The legislation, sponsored by Deputy Majority Leader Art Turner, D-Chicago, would tax the providers of streaming services like Roku and satellite services like DirecTV on 5 percent of their gross profits.…