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Starbucks Exec: Bathrooms Open To Everyone

Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz wants everyone to feel welcome at their stores.

May 11, 2018 - 11:52 am
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Need to find a bathroom while you're out and about? Starbucks has you covered.

In the wake of the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia location, the coffee giant has announced that their bathrooms will be open for all.

Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz wants everyone to feel welcome at their stores, telling a Washington think-tank, "We don't want to become a public bathroom, but we're going to make the right decision 100 percent of the time and give people the key."

Speaking about the April 12 incident, Schultz said, "We were absolutely wrong in every way."

To help combat future issues, the chain will close all locations on the afternoon of May 29 so all employees can participate in racial sensitivity training.