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Some Starbucks Offer Free Drinks During Register Outage

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    Some Starbucks Offer Free Drinks During Register Outage
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    A nationwide outage of Starbucks' point-of-sale system got some customers a free jolt of espresso.

    The coffee chain confirmed the outage to store staff around 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday via a tweet on the company's Twitter account for employees. Starbucks later said in a statement, "the outage was caused by a failure during a daily system refresh."

    "We are aware of the point of sale register outage at company-operated Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada," the company said in the statement. "We are actively working to resolve the outage and our stores will remain open and continue to serve our customers."

    News of the outage lit up social networks as some stores offered customers free drinks of their choosing.

     But not all locations were being as generous, customers shared.

    Starbucks said in the statement the outage was also affecting their Evolution Fresh and Teavana stores.

    UPDATE: Starbucks said it had resolved the outage in all U.S. and Canadian stores, according to press release posted on their website early Saturday morning. The company apologized to customers for the inconvenience and said it expected to open for business as usual on Saturday, April 25.