Starbucks locations hit by payment system outage in US, Canada

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Some Starbucks locations in the U.S. and Canada were reporting payment system outages on Tuesday. 

Baristas at certain locations were not able to complete transactions, CNBC reports


The coffee chains' payment system was down and baristas were unable to complete transactions.

"As part of our normal course of business, overnight we worked to install a technology update to our store registers in the U.S. and Canada," the company said in a statement.

Some baristas told CNBC that the outage began Monday night.

"A limited number of locations remain offline, and we are working swiftly to resume full operations in each of these stores," Starbucks added. "The stores will remain open during this time and, as always, our partners are prepared to take care of our customers to ensure they have the best experience possible."

While some locations stopped serving coffee completely, others offered patrons a free tall beverage.

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