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Discussion: Food-to-Liquor Ratio

The City is interested to find out how the community feels about the food-to-liquor ratio restaurants holding intoxicating liquor licenses much comply with, otherwise known as the 60-40 Rule.

Note: The City is not proposing a change at this time. By using this online discussion, feedback on topics will be compiled and given to the City Council as informational only.


Edina's restaurants with intoxicating liquor licenses are required to maintain a food-to-liquor sales ratio of 60-40 percent (Edina City Code Chapter 4, Article III, Sec. 4-77(3)). Restaurants with wine and beer licenses must abide to the 60-40 ratio per state law (340A.404 Subd. 5). Many cities around Edina have more relaxed ratios. However, only once has a single restaurant not complied with the rule in the last 15 years.

Should the City revise its intoxicating liquor license ratios? Why or why not?

27 Responses
Topic: The Ratio

What do you think the food-to-liquor sales ratio for intoxicating liquor license holders be?

3 Responses
Topic: Violations

If an establishment violates the current 60-40 rule, it could be fined and, if the entity has multiple violations, its liquor license could be in jeopardy. Click here to view the City's penalties for violations.

Should the City keep the ratio, but revise the penalty structure? Why or why not?

2 Responses