Starbucks registers down across Canada, U.S.; some stores giving away free drinks
|CTVnews 24 Apr 2015 at 21:31|
The Starbucks logo is seen at one of the company s coffee shops in downtown Chicago, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP / Gene J. Puskar, File)
Published Friday, April 24, 2015 9:21PM EDT
A widespread system outage hit Starbucks locations across Canada and the U.S. Friday night, prompting some stores to give away free coffee and drinks, according to a flood of social media posts.
Starbucks confirmed the outage in a statement on its website and said its actively working to solve the problem.
The outage was caused by a failure during a daily system refresh, the company said.We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience or confusion and will update this statement once systems are back online.
The outage was dubbed #thefrappening on Twitter, with many happy customers tweeting about receiving free coffee, lattes and other beverages.