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Thank You Governor Abbott – Kareem Hajjar

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Today, on April 24, Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-16 goes into effect.

It allows for reopening of non-essential retail services, which can be provided through pickup, delivery by mail, and delivery to customers’ doorstep, if all safety measures are respected.

Why is that a reason to celebrate?

Kareem Hajjar, a restaurant lawyer from Austin who initiated Margs For Life TX campaign, explains Governor Abbott’s order in details, and how it puts thousands of restaurants, bars, distilleries, wineries, breweries, and other businesses back in action.

That means that bars and restaurants are finally allowed to sell cocktails “to-go,” which was the goal of the Margs For Life TX campaign.

Time stamps:

01:23 – Why we are celebrating today.
03:30 – The Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-16 and what it means for Texas businesses.
10:15 – When the order expires and why it is temporary.
12:02 – Why it’s important to take full advantage of the order, aggregate all data that will show its benefits, and promote “to-go” cocktails to their customers.
16:00 – How we can support restaurants and bars in Texas.
18:30 – The ripple effect of this order and why it’s important to buy cocktails “to-go” this weekend.
21:09 – What the goal of Margs For Life TX was and what happened.
28:02 – The number of people that are getting back to work as the result of the Governor Abbott’s executive order.
30:50 – How distilleries, wineries and breweries are positively affected by this order.
35:00 – How to work out the logistics of cocktails “to-go.” 
36:30 – How Kareem persisted in Margs For Life TX Movement.
39:00 – What are the next steps for the restaurant industry.

Resources:

GA-16 Executive Order
Margs For Life TX on Facebook
Margs For Life TX on Instagram
Hajjar Peters LLP
Texas Real Food

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