US restau­rant staff get $2,000 tip

Global Times - - Mosaic -

What is a rea­son­able tip at a restau­rant?

For most Amer­i­cans, the an­swer is likely – at most – 20 per­cent. But how about 260 per­cent?

For one pa­tron at a Chicago restau­rant, a nor­mal tip was not enough to show his ap­pre­ci­a­tion af­ter a meal Sun­day night.

Iden­ti­fied only as “Mike, who was vis­it­ing from Seat­tle,” Boka restau­rant an­nounced Mon­day that the de­lighted cus­tomer left a $2,000 tip on a $759 bill.

Boka de­scribes it­self as an up­scale restau­rant serv­ing sea­sonal Amer­i­can fare. It boasts one Miche­lin star.

Af­ter tip­ping $300 on his bill, he then went to the kitchen to give each of the 17 staffers there $100, the restau­rant said.

The com­pany posted an In­sta­gram photo of the man giv­ing a thumbs-up sign while pos­ing with smil­ing kitchen staff.

“It was amaz­ing to have that hap­pen un­ex­pect­edly and ran­domly, and for some­one to show that amount of ap­pre­ci­a­tion,” Jon Leopold, the restau­rant’s gen­eral man­ager, told the Chicago Tri­bune.

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