Legally Required Menu

The liquor laws in Albany, Indiana, state that an establishment that sells liquor by the drink must also serve food. The “minimum food service” is described as “hot soups, hot sandwiches, coffee, milk, and soft drinks.” Now, any bar should have coffee, milk, and soft drinks because they are mixers. But the Bank Street Brewhouse doesn’t really want to be a restaurant, and doesn’t really want to serve food. But in keeping with the letter of the law, they now offer this menu.

If it's hard to read, you can see a slightly larger version at imgur. Of course, this will backfire on them, as soon as someone has a few too many drinks and decides that they really, really want a plain microwave hotdog and a can of random soup.

Why wouldn’t a bar want to serve hot food? For one thing, it takes up room and staff time. Another plausible explanation comes from redditor j0llyllama, who points out that food delivery services are on the opposite page of the menu. Often bars have deals with nearby restaurants to provide food to their patrons without making them leave the bar. -via Uproxx

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