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Starbucks fixes nationwide register glitch

Payment systems for Starbucks crashed in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, forcing locations to only accept cash.

"We are actively working to resolve the outage and our stores will remain open and continue to serve our customers," according to a statement from the company. "The outage was caused by a failure during a daily system refresh. We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience or confusion and will update this statement once systems are back online."

This outage also affected Evolution Fresh and Teavana stores, according to the statement.

Staff members at a Starbucks in downtown L.A. said they did not know what had caused the problem. They offered free drinks for a short period Friday afternoon.

Around 9:30 p.m., the company said the issue had been fixed and stores would be open normal hours on Saturday.

UPDATES

9:47 p.m.: This story has been updated with information that the issue has been fixed and stores would be open normal hours on Saturday.

This story was originally published at 6:20 p.m.

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