Customer leaves US$10,000 tip, anonymously, in Florida restaurant

Customer leaves US$10,000 tip, anonymously, in Florida restaurant

Friday, March 27, 2020

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MIAMI, United States (AFP) - A customer left a US$10,000 tip to be divided among the employees of a Florida restaurant, a day before it was forced to close because of the coronavirus outbreak, the owner said.

Ross Edlund, the owner of Skillets in Naples, Florida, said on the restaurant's Facebook page on Thursday that the gesture shows there are still "truly fantastic people in the world."

"We have an amazing Skillets family that extends to our guests as well," Edlund said. "We couldn't be happier to be a part of a community where this type of generosity exists."

Edlund told the local newspaper, the Naples Daily News, that the customer handed US $10,000 in cash to the manager of the restaurant last week, a day before the state's governor ordered the closure.

"We don't know who he was yet," he said. "I'm trying to figure itout.

"It's funny because we have regulars who have been coming in forever, and they're our friends but we don't always know their names," he said.

"We know their faces, their orders, their favourite tables, but we don't know exactly who they are."

Edlund said the US$10,000 was evenly split among the restaurant's 20 employees with each receiving US$500.

Edlund owns a total of 10 Skillets restaurants and he told the newspaper that he has had to lay off 90 percent of his 200 employees.

Eight of his restaurants are still operating, he said, offering takeout service with a skeleton staff.


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