Customer At New Hampshire Restaurant Leaves $16,000 Tip
Boy, am I in the wrong line of work! Don't get me wrong. I love my job and I certainly don't do it for the money, but it would have been nice to have been working as a bartender at a certain restaurant in New Hampshire recently.
WHDH/7 News Boston reports an anonymous diner at a New Hampshire restaurant left a generous tip for the staff a few weekends ago, dropping $16,000 on an almost $38 tab.
The restaurant? The Stumble Inn Bar & Grill in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Owner Michael Zarella said, "He was not a regular customer. He just started coming in a month ago."
Zarella also shared a photo of the customer's receipt on Facebook along with a caption that read, "Stumble Inn had a very generous customer. We thank you for your generosity”, which has since generated numerous likes and comments. Here's the picture:
Zarella says he has no idea why the anonymous diner left the huge gratuity when he stopped in on June 12 but reveals that he did ask the customer several times if he somehow made a mistake. According to Zarella, the customer repeatedly said that he intended to tip $16,000 on his bill of $37.93.
According to Zarella, the customer reportedly said to the staff, "Don't spend it all in one place." So the $16,000 was divided between the eight bartenders who worked shifts on June 12.
The receipt shows that the generous patron ordered two hot dogs with chili and cheese, a Coke, pickle chips, a Sam Adams seasonal beer, and a Patron Silver. Boy, those must have been some phenomenal chili dogs!
Check out WHDH's website for more on the story.