Two Sonic restaurants in south Florida will soon sell beer and wine

MIAMI, Fla. - Two Sonic restaurants in south Florida will soon sell beer and wine, according to USA today.

The move follows Burger King's recently opened "Whopper Bars" in Miami, Las Vegas and Kansas City.  A beer at a Whopper Bar costs about $4.25.

Restaurant consulting firms say alcohol sales can help boost business during tough economic times.  Critics say fast alcohol will mean people getting intoxicated faster.

Later this summer, Sonic will sell booze at two new locations, one in Miami and one in Fort Lauderdale.  The restaurant in Miami will sell three types of draft beer, 25 kinds of bottled beer and ten varieties of wine to customers who eat on its patio. Booze will not be sold to customers in cars.

The Fort Lauderdale location will only sell beer and wine inside.

Starbucks recently began to serve local beer and wine in a handful of Seattle stores.

Pizza Hut has sold beer for decades in many dine-in locations, and a handful of delivery/carry-out locations offer it.

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