Starbucks to close Canadian outlets for a few hours this afternoon
That grande Blonde Latte Macchiato at Starbucks will just have to wait.
Starbucks will close all of its company-operated Canadian stores for a few hours this afternoon for unconscious bias training.
In a letter from President Michael Conway, it states, all company operated stores and offices across Canada will close to staff can participate in a training session designed to address
implicit bias, promote conscious inclusion, and ensure everyone inside a Starbucks store feels safe and welcome.”
Signs outside some Starbucks stores says they will close starting at 2.30 p.m. today.
Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores in the United States for unconscious bias training on May 29.
The move came after a Starbucks employee in Philadelphia refused to allow two black men to use the store’s bathroom and called police on them.
The men refused to leave the store, and they were arrested.
The Seattle-based company apologized for the incident.