Starbucks just set a key legal precedent for alcohol ... in Utah.
A liquor license that the coffee giant applied for in November was finally granted on Tuesday after months of deliberations by the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
The restaurant is the first company to apply for a master license — a license that would cover five Utah locations — since the master license legislature was enacted in Utah in 2014, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Utah is a notoriously difficult state to obtain a liquor license because it distributes alcohol permits based on a population quota. The state's alcohol board decided to delay its ruling in 2015 and met with lawmakers, as its decision would set a precedent for future license approvals.