Beverage trends spilling into the restaurant industry


Low alcohol, high payoff

Low-alcohol cocktails are trending on drink menus. One reason: Operators offering a shims list can dodge the huge cost of a full liquor license.


Outpouring of support for soda tax

Residents of five cities across the country—Chicago; Boulder, Colo.; and three Bay Area locales, including San Francisco—voted to approve soda tax measures.

The drink will be available for a limited time at two of its locations.

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