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The Starbucks app is down and people can't handle it

Emily Balser
| Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, 3:15 p.m.
Signage at a Starbucks store in New York.
Richard Drew | AP
Signage at a Starbucks store in New York.

What could be worse than a Monday morning?

Answer: A Monday morning when the Starbucks app goes down.

Customers across the country couldn't access their Starbucks app to order their morning coffee and they weren't pleased.

Starbucks posted on its social media Monday afternoon acknowledging they were aware of the issue and working to fix it.

Customers reported they were inexplicability locked out of the app and given a message about scheduled maintenance. Many said they didn't have any other way to pay because they rely so heavily on the app to order.

Weary moms, eager college students and tired professionals all took to social media to figure out what was going on.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4680, emilybalser@tribweb.com or on Twitter @emilybalser.

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