Starbucks Registers Go Down in North America, Halting Orders

April 25, 2015 1:30 AM

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Starbucks Corp.’s point-of-sale register system crashed on Friday evening, preventing the chain from accepting payment and -- in some cases -- leading to customers getting their coffees for free.

The system went down in the U.S. and Canada during a daily update, affecting company-owned stores, the Seattle-based coffee chain said in a statement on its website. Starbucks’ Evolution Fresh and Teavana stores were also struck by the outage. While the company initially said that stores would remai...

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