Starbucks employee left ‘panicking’ after bizarre workplace mishap

TikTokers are losing it over this bizarre Starbucks receipt error.

The viral moment comes courtesy of user @themondanadiaries. In her clip, the alleged Starbucks employee showed what happened when a malfunctioning cash register left her co-workers “panicking.”

It’s the latest in a long line of strange fast food incidents to go viral on TikTok. In the past, fast food workers have sparked debate by sharing behind-the-scenes clips of how restaurants like KFC, IHOP and Panera allegedly prepare their food. Additionally, workers at Chipotle and Taco Bell have revealed workplace dilemmas — like the worst items to make and how they deal with drive-thru pranks.

The video from @themondanadiaries, however, was full-on comedy. According to her clip, the register malfunctioned after a customer ordered a bagel with butter. The result, somehow, was an endless stream of receipts — covered in one word over and over and over again.

“He broke it. It won’t stop printing this,” she captioned her clip.


Hes panicking ##fypシ ##foryoupage ##DontSpillChallenge ##starbucks ##starbucksbarista ##barista ##starbuckspartner

♬ Bezos I – Bo Burnham

In the video, @themondanadiaries and her co-workers watch as the register continually prints the word “butter.” As the video claimed, one machine even ran out of paper — but the process just shifted to another register.

“He’s panicking,” @themondanadiaries wrote of her co-worker.

TikTok users mostly found the incident to be funny; however, others said they could relate to the Starbucks employees’ stress.

“I would literally start crying,” one user wrote.

“That’s the correct amount of butter,” another joked.

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