Brussels Attacks Prompt Closure of American Restaurant Chains

March 22, 2016

Starbucks, McDonald’s, and more shut down stores in Belgium today

Terror attacks in Belgium killed dozens of people Tuesday and sent shockwaves throughout the world, prompting the closure of a number of American-owned businesses in the area. According to Bloomberg. Starbucks and Domino’s have closed all their locations in Brussels, while McDonald’s has closed one of its stores.

The attacks occurred at Brussels Airport and in a metro station, as Vox reports. Starbucks released a statement on its website, saying “initial indications are that an explosion took place outside our store within the airport.” One employee was injured, and the company will keep…