A customer who ordered some hot dogs, spicy fries and drinks at a New Hampshire restaurant left a huge tip – $16,000 (about R$79,500).
The team went unnoticed at first, Mike Zarrella, owner of Stumble Inn Bar and Grill in Londonderry, told NBC affiliate WMUR-TV. The original bill was US$37.93 (about R$190).
“It was on the credit card statement, he put it next to the cash register and said three times, ‘Don’t spend it all in one place.’ Zarella said an employee then turned the paper over and looked, “And he said something like, ‘Oh my god, are you serious?’ And he said, ‘I want you to have this, you work hard.’
Zarella thought it was a mistake, but the bar manager spoke to the customer, who said no. He also wanted to remain anonymous.
The restaurant was closed for a few months during the pandemic and was brimming with takeout orders and outdoor dining.
The team planned to share the money with their co-workers.
“The back part of the house is a lot of work, the kitchen, the attendants are giving them a lot, which is very generous to them,” Zarella said.