Starbucks stores close this afternoon for anti-bias training

Posted at 5:40 AM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 07:40:23-04

If you like to get a late-afternoon caffeine fix you might need to hit up a different location. 

Today most Starbucks in our area will close around 2 p.m. for a mandatory three-hours long employee anti-bias training. 

The training is happening at nearly 8,000 Starbucks across the country. The decision comes after last month’s incident in Philadelphia where two black men were arrested after being denied use of the bathroom for not buying anything beforehand.

The CEO of Starbucks apologized for the incident and vowed it would never happen again.

Starbucks locations inside grocery stores and other businesses will remain open as training is conducted at other locations.

You can always visit to see if your favorite shop is affected.