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Offline Rideit

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Any of you do beer/wine/booze deliveries with your pies?
« on: November 10, 2012, 10:29:35 PM »
I will likely be embarking on a joint venture with a bar/liquor store, where I will have the opportunity to offer booze sales with my own delivery/food end of the business. Aside from the obvious legal and liability ramifications, do any of you have first hand experience with this facet of a business model?
I live in a wealthy resort town, and would be the ONLY outfit offering both traditional NY style pies/etc as well as booze delivery to hotels, residences, etc.

Thoughts?
(I have done a lot of groundwork research locally, I am just looking to get viewpoints from folks who actually have done this, or have firsthand knowledge)

Thanks a bunch!


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Re: Any of you do beer/wine/booze deliveries with your pies?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 07:43:07 PM »
Well, we are one step closer, just found out we are good to go with liquor deliver, permit wise!
Only restrictions are that all liquor sales have to be paid via cc, at the liquor counter terminal (we have a full liquor store).
You aren't allowed to charge a delivery fee for booze, but you can:
-Charge delivery for food
-Require minimum purchase of food for liquor delivery

I am liking the way this is going...(I will be recieving a percentage of gross combined liquor/food sales, so this is GREAT)
Anyone have thoughts?
« Last Edit: November 13, 2012, 11:44:28 PM by Rideit »

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Re: Any of you do beer/wine/booze deliveries with your pies?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 10:55:50 PM »
....Only restrictions are that all liquor sales have to be paid via cc, at the liquor counter terminal (we have a full liquor store).

So somebody has to be physically at the liquor store (cc machine) to order liquor to go?  If so what's the point?
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Re: Any of you do beer/wine/booze deliveries with your pies?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 11:42:43 PM »
No, it just needs to be rung in with a CC at the terminal before delivery. Over the phone, Internet, text, whatever. Just no cash/check/cc transactions at the delivery location. Food can be paid however. I am cool with this. It will actually be one less management/security headache, IMO.
Tips can be paid however the customer wants.
Especially if she is HAWT....

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Offline Da pizza man

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Re: Any of you do beer/wine/booze deliveries with your pies?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 11:52:32 PM »
Are you ride it from JH? Here in Co. one needs a contractor to deliver booze. By design the consumer needs this. I have a liq next to my new pizza joint, getting the pizza right first should be your priority. I'm ready to deliver booze next, what state are you in?

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 11:54:58 PM »
No, it just needs to be rung in with a CC at the terminal before delivery....

So i can order 1 pizza and as mutch booze as I want?
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Re: Any of you do beer/wine/booze deliveries with your pies?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 11:57:43 PM »
Legally, yes, sure!
I will probably do a minimum order for food/booze deliveries, though. I am still playing with scenarios. I will, however, be delivering to one of the wealthiest concentrations of people on the planet, so I think it won't be a problem.
I make money on both the booze and food sales, so it's all good!

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Re: Any of you do beer/wine/booze deliveries with your pies?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2012, 01:25:32 AM »
....I'm ready to deliver booze next, what state are you in?


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Re: Any of you do beer/wine/booze deliveries with your pies?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2012, 10:55:59 AM »
Are you ride it from JH? Here in Co. one needs a contractor to deliver booze. By design the consumer needs this. I have a liq next to my new pizza joint, getting the pizza right first should be your priority. I'm ready to deliver booze next, what state are you in?

Yup, Wy.
We already have a full service liquor store/bar/restaurant license, so it was pretty easy. No one else in town can currently do this. There are no current options for any other businesses to modify their liquor licenses right now, either.
Colorado?
Are you kidding?
Deliver WEED!

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2012, 12:13:06 PM »
Yup, Wy.
We already have a full service liquor store/bar/restaurant license, so it was pretty easy. No one else in town can currently do this. There are no current options for any other businesses to modify their liquor licenses right now, either.
Colorado?
Are you kidding?
Deliver WEED!

Can you deliver across the state line?
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Offline Rideit

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Re: Any of you do beer/wine/booze deliveries with your pies?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2012, 12:32:07 PM »
No.
It is controlled by the state.
That would potentially be a felony.
This goes for weed or liquor....

Offline patnugent

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Re: Any of you do beer/wine/booze deliveries with your pies?
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2012, 07:02:41 PM »
I might not be adding much, but our wine store in NY delivers.  Might just be under the table though since it's the owner dropping stuff off.

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Re: Any of you do beer/wine/booze deliveries with your pies?
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2012, 02:55:35 PM »
I used to deliver pizza at a place that began delivering beer and wine.  All the drivers had to get bartenders licenses.  I used to hate suggestive selling but when taking a delivery order it was fun to hear the reactions when I asked if they'd like some beer with their order.  "You can do that?!?!"  It wasn't long before we had people calling and asking what the minimum food order was for beer delivery.

It's been a long time, but I think it didn't come without some controversy.  I think they had some initial opposition but had their legal ducks in a row.  But as word spread there might've been a more concerted opposition.  It seems to me that they ended the practice at some point.  The good and the bad from the word of mouth probably cancelled each other out.  It never seemed to be a big money maker to me.  If there were a lot of large orders it might've been different.  But it seems like we were doing a lot of 6-pack and breadsticks orders.

A resort town probably has a different dynamic though.