(NewsCore) - A number of fast food chains are adding alcoholic drinks to their menus in an attempt to boost business, USA Today reported Friday.
Burger King recently opened "Whopper Bars" that sell beer in Miami, Las Vegas, and Kansas City. Sonic plans to introduce beer and wine at two of its restaurants in South Florida, the report said.
Starbucks also recently began selling beer and wine at four of its Seattle coffee shops.
"For consumers, it's basically about having it your way -- even if it's having a beer with your burger," he said.
However, critics believe that alcohol sales will send the wrong message to the restaurants' patrons, who are often young people.
Dean of Boston University's School of Hospitality Administration, Christopher Muller, agreed. "You don't want someone downing a quick beer, then getting into their cars and driving off. It's a delicate balance of risk and reward," he told USA Today.