Starbucks is back after outage
Starbucks was back in business after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before.
The company said the outage was resolved Friday night after several hours. It affected registers at 7,400 company-operated stores in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada.
Jim Olson, a company spokesman, said that the outage was an internal issue and that no external breach was involved.
The problem began in the evening Friday on the East Coast, with workers posting handwritten “Cash Only” signs on windows and giving away free drinks and food because they were unable to ring up orders on registers.