Starbucks confirms that it's covering power outlets at some stores
A Starbucks spokesman tells
tells Reuters that customers are asking that the outlets be covered.
"They just purchased a latte and a pastry and there is nowhere to sit down in some of these really high-volume stores," says Starbucks spokesman Alan Hilowitz. "If this is what the store needs to do to support the business, then they're allowed to make the decision to [cover the power outlets]. It really is all about the balance."