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Starbucks Gives Away Free Drinks Nationwide After Register Outage (UPDATED)

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"We are actively working to resolve the outage and our stores will remain open and continue to serve our customers."

A glowing Starbucks Coffee sign hangs in the window of a store in downtown Seattle, Washington, where the company is headquartered. Customers and promotional materials can be seen this evening in this busy location. (Stephen Ehlers/Moment Editorial/Getty Images)

UPDATE — 12:33 a.m. ET: Starbucks said in a statement that they resolved the issue and that all stores are expected to be open for business as usual on Saturday.

Starbucks experienced a nationwide register outage Friday evening, prompting the company to give away free drinks to customers.

"We are aware of the point of sale register outage at company-operated Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada," Starbucks said in a statement. "We are actively working to resolve the outage and our stores will remain open and continue to serve our customers."

"The outage was caused by a failure during a daily system refresh," the company added. "We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience or confusion and will update this statement once systems are back online."

In the immediate moments following the outage, many across the country reported receiving free drinks from the coffee giant.

Despite the company's statement, however, some locations appeared to close their doors.

Featured image via Shutterstock.

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