The founder of the global coffee chain Starbucks said that for safety reasons, Starbucks' toilets may not be open to non store consumers in the future. According to the Washington Post on the 10th, Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks, said at a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., that Starbucks serves 100million consumers every day, and the continuous influx of non store consumers who use its bathroom as a public toilet has brought security risks to Starbucks employees and store consumers.
For safety reasons, Starbucks is adopting some tougher policies and considering limiting the number of non consumers entering the store. Schultz frankly said that this is a major corporate culture change since 2018.
It is reported that in 2018, when an African American man asked to use the bathroom at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, the store manager refused because he did not consume. Later, under the pressure of public opinion, Starbucks announced that its toilets were open to all.