More than 400 condado dining establishments across the country are closed for the month of October after the state of Texas said it would no longer enforce federal requirements to allow diners to serve alcohol.
While many restaurants are now open, those that remain closed will be open only in a limited number of locations, according to the Texas Department of Agriculture.
Restaurants across the state have been forced to close due to a shortage of space, which led to the closure of restaurants like the Tijuana Grill in the Texas city of Brownsville.
The Houston-area eatery reopened last week and is now the only condado in Texas.
Restrictions on alcohol sales have been a hot topic of discussion this year, with the state and cities of Austin, Dallas and Houston all trying to ease restrictions on alcohol consumption in the wake of a spate of violent crime and gun violence.
At least 17 people have been killed in gun violence in Texas since the start of the year, according a tally released by the state in February.
The Houston-based nonprofit National Coalition to Stop Gun Violence says more than 600 people have lost their lives in gun-related violence in the state since May of last year.