It'll be difficult to find an open Starbucks on Tuesday afternoon

The coffee giant is shuttering its company-owned stores for staff racial bias training.
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If you're looking for your daily coffee fix, you'll likely have to avoid Starbucks on Tuesday.

That's because the chain is closing its more than 8,000 company-owned coffee shops so employees can undergo racial bias training.

The selected shops will close "for several hours" while the training takes place starting at 2:30 p.m.

Which stores are affected?

While Starbucks-owned stores are closing Tuesday afternoon, there are more than 5,000 stores nationally that are franchised and will remain open.

Starbucks has updated its opening hours on its website, so you can find out here if your local Starbucks is among those closing.

Starbucks within grocery stores like Target, as well as in airports and on college and business campuses should be open for regular hours.

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Why is it doing this?

You might recall the recent controversy at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, when a manager called the police on two black men who were sitting in the store waiting for a friend, having not bought anything.

They were arrested, with Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz referring to the incident as "reprehensible and does not represent our company's mission and enduring values."

Schultz said the training of 175,000 Starbucks staff on Tuesday will involve "sharing life experiences, hearing from others, listening to experts, reflecting on the realities of bias in our society and talking about how all of us create public spaces where everyone feels like they belong—because they do."

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