Starbucks adopts open-bathroom policy across all stores after racial bias in US

The American coffeehouse chain renewed their bathroom policy after two African men were arrested in Philadelphia for not buying anything.

author_img Team Indulge Published :  14th May 2018 07:39 PM   |   Published :   |  14th May 2018 07:39 PM

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Starbucks has changed its policy about their restroom use and now anyone will be allowed to use the restrooms regardless of whether they purchased anything from the shop. The policy came after two African men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested for sitting in the store and not buying anything.

The duo was reportedly at the store for a business meeting and one of the men were not permitted to use the toilets because they hadn't bought anything and were shortly arrested after the incident. The two men have been compensated by Starbucks and the city of Philadelphia.

The American coffeehouse chain will also close more than 8,000 stores in America on the 29th of May for training on racial bias. Starbucks is an American franchise that sells coffee. It has many outlets all over the world.