Here’s why Starbucks closed yesterday

[Brian Petersheim Jr.]
[Brian Petersheim Jr.]

Did you have to skip your late-morning cup of coffee yesterday?

Starbucks on North John Wayne Parkway closed around 11:30 a.m. yesterday morning after “something happened in the drive-thru,” someone at the store reported.

Maricopa Police Department and Maricopa Fire and Medical Department responded to an emergency call before noon. A customer suffered a medical episode in the drive-thru.

“It was a medical call,” public safety spokesperson Monica Williams said.

The driver was transported to a local hospital as a precaution, she said.

A food delivery worker at the restaurant said “the baristas were all crying and they closed the store.”

Starbucks has since reopened.