NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday chips do not count for restaurants and bars trying to follow the state’s requirement that alcoholic drinks can only be served with food.
The state mandated bars sell a “substantial amount of food” in order to serve alcohol.
That order prompted some bars to offer dollar items, including what some called “Cuomo chips.”
The governor Thursday responded to the menu item with a smile, but said there would be consequences.
“There’s nothing wrong with Cuomo chips. I enjoy them. They do not suffice in the existing law as a bar serving food,” he said.
Cuomo is asking local governments to help step up enforcement.