A computer outage that affected thousands of Starbucks stores across North America has been resolved, and stores will be open for business Saturday morning.
Cash registers at 7,000 stores in the United States and 1,000 in Canada were rendered inoperable Friday evening, prompting some baristas to give away a flurry of free frappuccinos and coffees, USA Today reports.
Many of the affected stores closed early. "We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience or confusion," a statement on Starbucks' website said. Starbucks did not give an explanation for the outage.
The company on Thursday reported record quarterly earnings, with net revenues of $4.6 billion.