Starbucks Allows Non Paying Customers To Use The Bathroom
After facing backlash last month when a Philadelphia Starbucks manager had 2 African-American men arrested for wanting to use the bathroom the company announced that non customers will be able to use their restrooms with regular customers.
The AJC report, the two men who were arrested sparked protests and received national attention have since settled with the city for $1 each and a $200,000 program was put in place for young entrepreneurs.
Howard Schultz the Executive Chairman of Starbucks said in a statement:
We don't want to become a public bathroom, but we're going to make the right decision 100% of the time and give people the key, because we don't want anyone at Starbucks to feel as if we are not giving access to you to the bathroom because you are less than.
Later this month the chain will close more than 8,000 stores and train nearly 175,000 employees on racial bias education.