Saudi Starbucks serves up a steaming hot cup of NO to female patrons
A sign typed in both Arabic and English on the door of a Starbucks branch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia informed customers that women were banned from the store and would not be served, the Independent reported on Thursday, citing the Arabic language daily Al Weaam.
Saudi Arabia’s religious police, the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, banned female patrons from the coffee shop after it found during an inspection that a gender partition wall inside the store had collapsed.
The manager of the branch explained that the wall collapsed regularly due to customer stampedes, according to the report.
“Please no entry for ladies only send your
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