Starbucks to Take Away Public Bathrooms

With over 30,000 stores worldwide, Starbucks is known for its signature coffee and cozy atmosphere. But a recent decision by the coffee giant has left some customers feeling uneasy.

Starbucks has announced that it will be removing public bathrooms from its locations, citing concerns over cleanliness and safety.

The Decision

In a statement released on Tuesday, Starbucks said that it had made the decision after receiving feedback from customers and employees.

“We understand that our public restrooms have been a convenient option for many of our customers, but we have a responsibility to provide a safe and clean environment for everyone who visits our stores,” the statement read.

The decision will affect all Starbucks locations worldwide, with the bathrooms being replaced by private restrooms that will only be available to employees.


The decision has been met with mixed reactions from customers and the public.

  • Some customers have expressed disappointment, with many saying that the public bathrooms were a key factor in their decision to frequent Starbucks.
  • Others have praised the decision, saying that it will improve the overall cleanliness and safety of the stores.
  • Some have criticized the move, citing concerns over accessibility for customers with disabilities or medical conditions that require frequent restroom use.

Impact on Business

The decision is expected to have a significant impact on Starbucks’ business, with analysts predicting a decrease in foot traffic and sales.

However, the company has said that it is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for its customers and employees, and that the decision was made with this in mind.

Only time will tell what the long-term effects of this decision will be for Starbucks and its loyal customers.