(Austin, TX) – The Texas legislature has passed a new law that requires all restaurants in the state to offer free sweet tea to Texas residents with identification. The bill, known as the “Sweet Tea Freedom Act,” was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on April 1st, 2023.
According to the bill, any Texan with a valid government-issued ID can walk into any restaurant in the state and order a glass of sweet tea free of charge. The law will go into effect immediately and is expected to boost the state’s hospitality industry.
Supporters of the bill have hailed it as a win for Texas pride and hospitality, while others have criticized it as a government overreach. Some opponents have also expressed concern over the potential health impacts of free sweet tea, which is known to be high in sugar.
However, Governor Abbott dismissed these concerns, saying, “Texans know what they’re doing when it comes to sweet tea. This law is about celebrating our state’s culture and traditions and supporting our local businesses.”
Many Texas residents are excited about the new law, with some even planning to visit multiple restaurants in one day to take advantage of the free sweet tea offer.
Restaurant owners across the state have mixed feelings about the new law. While some are happy to support Texas pride and offer free sweet tea to their customers, others are concerned about the financial impact of the mandate.
Despite the controversy, the “Sweet Tea Freedom Act” is now law in Texas and is set to change the state’s culinary landscape for years to come.
April Fools. 🙂
But it would be Texas cool.