Starbucks software glitch takes some stores offline
Some U.S. and Canadian Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) stores were only accepting cash on Tuesday because of a payment system outage that the company blamed on an overnight software update that knocked some cash registers offline.Chicago's WGN included some customer tweets in their coverage:
Starbucks spokeswoman Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick said the company pushed out a software update in line with normal practices and that the outage was unrelated to the "WannaCry" ransomware attack that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide.
"Our systems have not been compromised by any third party," she said in an email, adding that the company hoped to have all stores back online "shortly."...MORE
While in Miami 'free' is the word of the day:@Starbucks am I crazy or did the guy handing out coffee this morning say that 20,000 stores were currently shut down? what's going on?— Quinne Anderson (@QuInneAnd) May 16, 2017
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