Kroger’s card system down for part of Christmas Eve

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The high-tech Grinch showed up at some Kroger stores on Christmas Eve, causing nationwide technology failures during the height of last-minute holiday dinner grocery shopping.

The company says its machines were down for a while and weren’t accepting EBT, credit or debit cards, which meant customers could only use cash.

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Unfortunately, that led to long lines and short tempers.

The grocery chain says its system was back up and running by 2:00 p.m. EST

Plenty of frustrated customers vented on social media about the inconvenience.