If you're a daily Starbucks customer... or even one who just drops in from time to time... you won't be able to get your latte on the afternoon of May 29th.
Starbucks is CLOSING 8,000 stores for ONE AFTERNOON, for racial-bias education training, after last week's incident in Philadelphia. Here's the official statement--
We regret that our practices and training led to the reprehensible outcome at our Philadelphia store. We’re taking immediate action to learn from this and be better. A statement from ceo Kevin Johnson: https://t.co/kPav8bEeOX— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) April 15, 2018
We apologize to the two individuals and our customers for what took place at our Philadelphia store on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/suUsytXHks— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) April 14, 2018
Remember when the biggest issue with Starbucks was a red cup?— pff (@1966strat) April 17, 2018
Twitter is divided on whether this is a good idea or a publicity stunt. Some say it's sorely needed; others don't think one incident warrants shutting down all the stores for training.
Regardless of whether you think it's needed or not... this is just a heads-up: no Starbucks in the afternoon on May 29th.
NOTE: They're not messing with your MORNING coffee. (They know better, right?)