Staff at a Houston restaurant received a massive $9,400 tip from a pair of customers hoping to do their part amid the coronavirus crisis. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, stopped by Irma’s Southwest restaurant March 16 after hearing all dine-in service across the county would be closed until further notice. After their meal, the generous tipsters signed their check with a note to “hold tip to pay your guys over the next few weeks.”
“Our staff was truly amazed and in awe of the gesture,” said Louis Galvin, owner of Irma’s Southwest. “It was so unexpected and I know it will be a big help for our employees.” The costumers left $1,900 in cash and an additional $7,500 on a credit card. The bill for their meal was $90.12.
Galvin said the $9,400 hull will be split evenly among his 30 employees which amounts to a roughly $300 pay day for each person.