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Servers need license to serve alcohol now

By Christy Hutchings - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah's newest rule about what they call "bar cards" has kicked in.  Those who work in a bar or a hybrid bar-restaurant are required to have the card to serve alcohol. The card allows businesses to track workers who may have been arrested for an alcohol-related violation such as serving someone who is underage.

Bars and Hybrid restaurants have to comply, but many aren't happy about it.  See Savannah "Bar Card" rules cause concerns for businesses.

Andy Black, Bar Manager at Molly MacPherson's said, "I think licensing bartenders is a little extreme. I think having establishments make training mandatory isn't a problem at all. I think learning to serve safe, things like that,  everyone needs to  brush up a little bit; but I think the bar cards are a little excessive."

Whether he agrees or not, Black said all the employees at Molly MacPherson's have complied. They've taken their test, sat through a two-hour course, got certified, and are now just waiting on the cards to come in the mail.

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