BOSTON—Early risers on Sundays will now have the chance to purchase Bloody Marys and Irish Coffees with their pancakes in Massachusetts.
The new law, which was part of the $27.6 billion budget Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed Wednesday, allows restaurants to start serving alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays.
The previous law did not allow alcohol to be served until noon.
The law was originally proposed by Dave Andelman, the creator of the "Phantom Gourment," a popular radio and television show that critiques local restaurants.
Restaurants say the law will help them do better business on Sunday mornings.
The law takes effect immediately.