Couple Leave $9,400 Tip to Help Staff Get Through Coronavirus Shutdown

The staff at a popular Houston restaurant got a $9,400 tip from some regular customers who wanted to help them get by during the coronavirus shutdown. The couple came for an early dinner at Irma’s Southwest restaurant on Monday, after learning that all restaurants in the county would have to close their dining rooms and only offer takeout and delivery service.

… The couple — who wished to remain anonymous — left $1,900 in cash and put another $7,500 tip on a credit card. The tip was for the entire kitchen and service staff. The bill for their meal was $90.12.

… The husband left a note on the receipt that said “hold tip to pay your guys over the next few weeks.” The restaurant split the money among 30 employees, so they got about $300 each.

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