Many were left without their caffeine fix Tuesday morning after a computer issue caused many Starbucks stores across the country to close. While a Starbucks representative confirmed that the outages were part of a regular technology update in the U.S. and Canada, people on Twitter were losing it over the fact they couldn't get their morning lattes.
Other had more luck, as some Starbucks stores stayed opened and were just giving away free drinks.
While a "limited number of locations remain offline," according to a Starbucks rep, they are moving quickly to restore the computer systems at those remaining stores. However, Starbucks corporate is requesting that all stores remain open and "take care of all the customers" in the meantime. So you heard it here. Free Starbucks if your store's computers are still down, but act quick!
Update May 16, 2017 at 4:35 P.M:
Starbucks released this official statement this afternoon regarding the computer issue:
Overnight we worked to install a technology update to our store registers in the U.S. and Canada, and a limited number of locations were temporarily offline. The stores remained open during this time, and we can now confirm virtually all are once again fully operational with the remaining few stores scheduled to come back online shortly. We appreciate the patience and support from our customers and partners (employees).