Starbucks bathrooms now open to everyone, not just customers

Starbucks Chairman Opens Up About The Company's Race Failures Says Bathrooms Now Open To All

Starbucks will now have open-door bathroom policy after backlash over Black men's arrest in Philalphia

Speaking at the Atlantic Council in Washington yesterday, Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz said that the store's bathrooms would now be available to anyone.

"We want you to be more than".

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson on meeting with the two African-American men arrested at a store in Philadelphia.

Starbucks has told employees to let anyone use the bathroom, even if they have not bought anything, as the company reviews its policies.

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The arrests on April 12 happened when two men, business partners Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, were waiting for someone inside the Starbucks.

Starbucks is adopting an open bathroom policy, dropping a requirement for customers to buy before they use the facilities, following the arrest of two black men that turned into a public relations nightmare for the coffee chain.

They were arrested minutes later by police, an incident captured by people using cellphones that went viral and lead to protests.

He said the event would launch the beginning of an "entire transformation" of how the company will train its employees. "And it's really the judgement of the manager".

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Schultz's said the policy and the decision by the Philadelphia store manager last month were "absolutely wrong in every way".

'It's the company that's responsible'.

The arrest, which quickly went viral, prompted Starbucks to close 8,000 USA locations for the afternoon on May 29 to "conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores".

The incident embarrassed Starbucks, and it quickly took the blame for the actions made during the Philadelphia incident. The video shows a black man claiming he was denied access to a bathroom while a white man was given the entry code. Starbucks is temporarily closing all of its 8,000-plus company-owned stores in the USA along with its corporate offices on the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias training for staff members.

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