Customer leaves $5,000 tip at Utah restaurant
OGDEN, UTAH - Restaurant employees found the suprise of a lifetime in their billfold, when they saw a customer left at $5,000 tip.
Six servers at the Timbermine Steakhouse were waiting tables on a busy night Saturday. They say one group was causing a commotion.
"They were a bit rowdy," one server recalled, "they were really loud."
Rebecca Allred is a waitress at the restaurant. She remembers one of the people at the table was wearing "a hippie outfit and faux vest." She says they took name tags from a high school reunion in a banquet hall next door and crashed the event.
When they opened the bill, they realized the table left a $5,000 tip on a nearly $300 bill. Written on the bill was "#TipsforJesus," a movement that started about three years ago, encouraging people to leave large tips, often 10 times the amount of the bill. It has evolved into a popular Instagram account.
The act encouraged the wait staff to pay it forward.
"On my way home, I can pay for someone behind me at McDonald's just to be nice," server Cooper Hurt said.
The $5,000 will be split amongst 10 people working last Saturday night. The tipper says they want to remain anonymous.
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