Back in my day, kids could set up a lemonade stand and hustle a quick buck. Now days, kids spend a lot of time on social media, and when they do try to sell some lemonade, they are shut down by the cops for running an illegal operation.
OVERTON, TX (KTRK) — Police in Texas shut down a lemonade stand run by two little girls. They said it was illegal.
Andria and Zoey Green told ABC affiliate KLTV they were trying to raise about $100 for a Father’s Day present. They wanted to take him to Splash Kingdom.
They had been selling lemonade and kettle corn for an hour – and made about $25 – when officers showed up and told them they need a $150 permit to sell their lemonade.
Texas House Bill 970, or the Texas Baker’s Bill, does not allow the sale of food that needs time or temperature control to prevent it from spoiling. Since lemonade needs to be refrigerated to prevent bacteria growth, police said they needed an inspection from the health department and a permit to sell it.
Things like this is why we can’t have nice things in this day and age.
h/t ABC 13