Georgia counties, cities pass 'Brunch Bill' measures

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Some municipalities in Georgia will soon be able to raise a glass a little bit earlier on Sunday.

State lawmakers passed the "brunch bill" earlier this year and it gave local governments the power to put the issue on the ballot for voters.

According to the Georgia Restaurant Association, several communities around the state will vote on whether to start Sunday sales in restaurants at 11 a.m. rather than the current 12:30 p.m.

About 40 different cities and counties took up the measure and passed it unanimously in each.

The GRA estimates each of the approximately 4,000 restaurants impacted by the change would generate an additional $25,000 per year.  Overall, that would equate to an economic impact of $100 million. 

The north Georgia jurisdictions where the issue was on the ballot include:

  • Acworth
  • Alpharetta
  • Athens-Clarke County
  • Atlanta
  • Austell
  • Braselton
  • Brookhaven
  • Cherokee County
  • Cobb County
  • Decatur
  • DeKalb County
  • Douglas County
  • Douglasville
  • Duluth
  • Dunwoody
  • Fayetteville
  • Flowery Branch
  • Forsyth County
  • Fulton County
  • Gainesville
  • Gwinnett County
  • Hall County
  • Hart County
  • Holly Springs
  • Johns Creek
  • Kennesaw
  • Marietta
  • Milton
  • Oakwood
  • Paulding County
  • Peachtree City
  • Peachtree Corners
  • Powder Springs
  • Roswell
  • Sandy Springs
  • Senoia
  • Smyrna
  • Villa Rica
  • Walker County
  • Woodstock

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