After the ‘unfortunate event,’ Starbucks organizes Philly corporates for a job fair at the Convention Center

October 4, 2018

By Staff

Starbucks won’t call it another stop on the apology tour.

Even before a Rittenhouse Square barista caused a national uproar when she alerted the cops in April about two black men who hadn’t ordered anything, Starbucks says it had planned to come to Philadelphia to convene local corporations for a career fair. It had already held similar events in five other cities, including Atlanta and Los Angeles. But the “unfortunate event,” as Starbucks COO Rosalind Brewer called it on Thursday, got the company to Philadelphia a little more quickly.

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