Hospitality News and Coronavirus – ATC Expedites Delivery Permit Issuance

By Taylor Porter Alcoholic Beverage Licensing and Related Enforcement Issues Practice Group

Read the official press release from the ATC Commissioner Juana Lombard

In response to COVID-19, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a temporary shutdown of bars, casinos, and movie theaters, effective midnight 3/16/2020 through April 13, 2020. This order applies to all Class A-General (AG) permit holders, with the exceptions of existing drive through daiquiri shops and restaurants granted conditional use permits. The order also limits restaurant functions to take-out, delivery, or drive through service only.

In light of the restrictions on restaurant service, the Louisiana ATC will allow, on a temporary basis, restaurant permit holders to sell or offer for sale pre-packaged beer and/or wine through drive through or curbside pick-up. Any restaurant intending to offer delivery of food with beer or wine by their own employees may submit to the ATC an application for alcohol delivery, and those applications will be “prioritized.”

More information about delivery permits can be found at: The ATC requests that permit applications may be submitted by mail or by email to

Should you want to deliver alcohol, please let us know if we can assist with the application for an “Alcohol Delivery Permit Attached to Class A-Restaurant Permit”. We are remaining in touch with the ATC and are prepared to continue our operations throughout the duration of this public health crisis. Please let us know how we can help you in any way.