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4 DE Admin. Code 202
House Bill No. 16 of the 148th General Assembly was approved March 23, 2015. That bill changed the definition of “Restaurant” and instead of requiring a restaurant to have a minimum of 35 dining seats for patrons, the bill provided that a restaurant must have a minimum of 12 dining seats. Rule 202 (formerly Rule 19) required a minimum of 35 dining seats in accordance with the former statute, but now is in conflict with the statutorily changed requirement. Therefore the Rule 202 3.1 must be changed by deleting the numerals “35” and replacing them with the numerals “12”.
Pursuant to 29 Del.C. §10113(b)(5), this regulation is exempt from the procedural requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act and may be adopted informally.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 22nd day of February, 2016.
1.1 “Hotel” means any establishment provided with special space and accommodation, where, in consideration of payment, food and lodging are habitually furnished to travelers.
Motel” shall mean the same as the word “hotel” except that a motel may consist of one or more buildings so long as it otherwise qualifies with the requirements set forth in the above definition of “hotel”. The provisions of the Liquor Control Act shall likewise apply to applications to sell alcoholic liquor in a motel.
3.1 “Restaurant” means any establishment which is regularly used and kept open principally for the purpose of serving complete meals to persons for consideration, and which has seating at tables for 35 12 or more persons and suitable kitchen facilities connected therewith for cooking an assortment of foods under the charge of a chef or cook. Seats at a bar shall not exceed 25% of the dining seats. The service of only such food and victuals as sandwiches or salads shall not be deemed to be the service of “meals”.
3.1.3 A State or County license to operate the premises as a "restaurant" shall also be issued and in the possession of the applicant prior to the issuance of the license and at all times thereafter during the term of the license.
The sale of alcoholic beverages by a hotel or restaurant shall be considered as a supplement to the original purpose of providing food and lodging and furnishing food, respectively. "Complete Meals" shall be considered to mean the normal meals provided at breakfast, lunch and dinner, offered from menus consisting of, but not limited to: breakfast foods, soups, appetizers, entrees, salads, vegetables, dessert's and beverages other than alcoholic. Restaurants licensed to sell "Beer Only" and "Wine Only" shall be required to furnish only two out of the four following accompaniments to meals: appetizers, soups, salads and vegetables.
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