Starbucks has said it has "no plans to go cashless" across all its UK stores following speculation on social media that the coffee chain would only accept card, contactless and Starbucks rewards payments from October.
The topic #BoycottStarbucks trended on Twitter today (30 August) after a photo was shared of a poster on an unidentified Starbucks counter with the words "We're going cashless from 1st October 2022".
The topic had amassed over 4,260 tweets, as of 30 August. A tweet by British political commentator Sophie Corcoran which shared the image received over 5,000 retweets and 18,000 likes since it was posted on 29 August.
A spokesperson from Starbucks said: "Starbucks has no plans to go cashless across our UK stores and we want to shut down any inaccuracies or further speculation on this matter.
"In the UK, we operate alongside various licensee business partners, which means this may vary from store to store and the majority of stores continue to offer cash payments to customers."
Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971 and now runs more than 32,000 stores in 80 countries.
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