Women have now been banned from a Starbucks store in Saudi Arabia after they were told to send their driver to get a coffee.
Signs were placed on the doorway in English and Arabic that instructed women not to enter.
The poster translates to: ‘Please no entry for ladies, only send your drivers to order. Thank you.’
Saudi women took to Twitter to complain that they were not able to enter the shop.
One woman wrote: : ‘#Starbucks store in Riyadh refused 2 serve me just because I’m a WOMAN & asked me 2 send a man instead.’
Local media has reported that the country’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue ordered the cafe’s ban on wmen.
They claim that they issued the ban after inspectors notice a collapse of gender-separation.
Saudi Arabia is notorious for gender separation, as women require male approval to work outside of the home and travel.
A Starbucks spokesperson said: ‘Starbucks in Saudi Arabia adheres to the local customs by providing separate entrances for families as well as single people.
‘All our stores provide equal amenities, service, menu, and seating to men, women and families. We are working as quickly as possible as we refurbish our Jarir store, so that we may again welcome all customers in accordance with local customs.’