September 11-15, 2017


Utah Restaurants Fight "Intent to Dine" Rule

Utah restaurants are wrestling with a new law requiring those who serve alcohol to confirm that customers intend to order food and not just drink. Servers find it "extremely awkward" and "annoying" to ask people if they plan to eat, said Julie Wilson, Deer Valley Resort food and beverage director. It's obvious, she said, that people who come in intend to have a meal, especially if they've made reservations. Wilson told the Business and Labor Interim Committee on Wednesday that the Legislature should get rid of the "intent to dine" rule. (Deseret News)