Starting May 1 American will restore beverage service in first class, but this is no change for the cabin really. Full beverage service has been available on request (they give you what you ask for) and will instead be offered.
Effective June 1 the airline will re-introduce a beverage and snack service to coach.
What American has been doing in economy is providing a bag with small bottle of water, cookie, and sanitizer wipe. That’s sometimes offered on boarding, but often passed out during the flight.
Instead beginning June 1 you’ll be able to have water, juice, or canned soft drinks plus pretzels or Biscoff cookies. And starting this summer they will bring back sale of alcohol and buy on board food in coach.
Last summer the airline said to expect a
scaled down ‘more modern’ meal service in first class moving forward. There’s no announcement about bringing food back into first class outside of premium transcon routes, so the protein box stays for now.