A TGI Fridays meal without booze is almost un-American. Alcohol is in the restaurant's DNA: Its cocktail menu packs hundreds of options, and its flair-bedecked bartenders are celebrities in their own rights. So when Fridays launched online ordering and delivery last summer sans alcohol, it just seemed a little wrong. But here's to second chances.
The restaurant is now partnering up with Lash, a Texas-based alcohol delivery service, to allow its customers to order alcohol with their meals. Testing starts in Texas this holiday season, but Fridays fans outside of the Lone Star State will have to wait until early 2018 to get booze on their doorstep. Here's how it works: If you're over 21, the online ordering system will ask if you'd like to "turn your order up a notch" when you add food to your cart. You'll be able to choose from 12-packs, bottles of wine, and handles of hard liquor.
TGI Fridays isn't quite ready to send a bartender to your house, but it's not out of the realm of possibility: The restaurant is working on rolling out the feature in the future, so someone can mix up a cocktail while you're sitting on the couch. For now, you won't have at-home access to the restaurant's extensive cocktail list, but you can order a few different kits. They're called Everything But the Booze, and they're exactly what they sound like: all the ingredients except for the alcohol. You can get a margarita, long island iced tea, and rum punch, then order whatever spirits you need through Lash.
We'll drink to that.
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