Starbucks can't ring up sales, gives away coffee

WLS logo
Saturday, April 25, 2015

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Starbucks stores in Chicago and around the country ended up giving away coffee and other drinks to many customers Friday night.

The coffee shop chain decided to do that after a computer glitch made it impossible to ring up sales or take credit cards.

Some stores closed, while others that stayed open saw a lot of traffic and word spread on social media about free coffee.