Starbucks was caught in a controversy about using the restroom while waiting for friends and having not purchased anything.
They have now stated that everyone is free to use the bathroom in all of their locations without having to purchase anything.
Obviously this is all they could do to fix the problem.
And this is a great precedent. Other businesses are likely to have to follow suit lest they get lawsuits.
In the United States no one should ever be denied bathroom access in public places. It should be written into the constitution of all people who govern or manage, the constitution of each state and community, and the constitution of the United States.
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