The temptation posed by fast food always has been a slippery terrain. One gives to the desire to eat a hamburger, and then it is difficult to not accept a few fries.
Say, instead of the usual Coke: “would you like a beer with that?”
That’s the question that fast food restaurants make increasingly more often to their clients, both in the South Florida and the rest of the country. The most recent example is the return to the South of the Florida of Sonic Drive-In, who has returned after an absence of two decades.
The waitresses who bring you the food in skates? Is that still happening in Sonic, but his concept of Fort Lauderdale Beach restaurant also offers karaoke nights, tables of beer-pong and beer to $1.50.
The supply of alcoholic beverages of Sonic confined to their restaurants in the South of the Florida continues the inauguration by Burger King a Bar Whopper that serves beer at Washington Avenue in South Beach in 2010. In the Midwest, White Castle is experimenting with serve beer and wine in a single location in Indiana.
Do not expect to sell them beer in the window for cars (there are laws that make it impossible), but for customers who eat inside might be a good idea to bring your identification.
Even Starbucks, generally serving healthier food options, is adding liquor in a handful of locations, with the hope of attracting more customers nocturnos.
El wine is really important product, and I don’t think that that has nothing of sorprendente, said Starbucks spokesman Zack Edelman. A people who like good coffee generally likes also the good vino.
Starbucks already has been serving wine and beer (often of vineyards and breweries) in some of their locations in the Northeast Pacific during the year and a half, and the coffee chain plans to expand his initiative at selected locations in Chicago, Atlanta and Southern California by the end of 2012. For the moment, the coffees of Starbucks in the Florida adhere to the traditional menu if you want to sing, will have to do with your Venti Iced Vanilla Latte.
In the restaurant of Sonic in Fort Lauderdale, beer is not the only novelty: the design of the whole place has a decidedly more festive atmosphere, over bar. Waitresses on skates provide complete table for those who want it, while a girl attracts clients dancing and service, occasionally playing guitar. Customers can order drinks in a rectangular bar and see sports games on big screen televisions.
For spring break, added beer-pong tables and karaoke nights on Tuesdays.
Cerveza and you potatoes fried enchiladas, said Matt Lubbers, 26, a visitor from Michigan who was playing at the beer pong table. ESO not falla.
Beer in Sonic is certainly cheap, and which sells more lately is Pabst Blue Ribbons to $1.50. But not everyone is completely pleased with the atmosphere, despite occasional appearances of DJs and the breathtaking view of the ocean.