A couple months ago I was driving around suburban USA and noticed how many restaurants there are with the "hey, come drink with your buddies here" vibe, as well as just outright sports bars, that are accessible only by driving. This is completely obvious when immersed in it but since driving in the US is a rarity for me I just don't see it.
Most of these bars and restaurants are corporate chains. Why aren't they all-in on self-driving cars? I usually like driving so don't much see the appeal for self-driving cars other than in a cool, futuristic, sci-fi, obviously-we-have-to-invent-this way. (At worst, it's part of a trend to ensure there's never a moment in which we're not working.) But if your business depends on customers 100% transported by car, and your profits are strongly (or entirely) dependent on drink sales, anything that lets more of your customers drink more would be a huge boost.
This is more than moral support. These chains and whatever associations [ Loyal Order of Managers of Parking-Lot-Surrounded Sports Bars & Eateries?] should be funding self-driving car research. Once the designated driver is your car instead of your friend, these places can go crazy with the promos and forget all about the "drink responsibly" hypocrisy.