It’s absolutely BRUTAL out there right now for the restaurant industry.
As COVID cases continue to spike, more and more cities are taking measures to shut down bars and restaurants in an effort to stop the spread of Coronavirus. Limited to only carry-out, many places have opted to just close all together, for some… permanently.
Nighttown, a jazz and blues club in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of those places that is closing until further notice. But according to Cleveland.com, on their last day of business, a customer left them an incredible surprise… a $3,000 tip.
And according to owner Brendan Ring, the only thing the man ordered was a $7 Stella Artois.
“So just before we closed today at Nighttown a customer walked in and ordered a beer and asked for the check and handed his credit card slip to me, wished me well while we sit out our voluntary shutdown and told me to share the tip amongst the wait staff of which there were four working brunch today. As he walked out I looked down at the tip and realized he left a whopping $3000 tip on a single beer purchase. I ran after him and he said no mistake we will see you when you reopen!
Unbelievable but symbolic of the kind of quality folks we have know at Nighttown all these years. I could post his name but I won’t as I think he wouldn’t want that but all my waitstaff and myself and humbly grateful for this incredibly kind and grand gesture.”
You love to see it. Absolutely love to see it. The awful reality of this COVID situation is… that unless we get these places some help, the restaurant industry is going to be completely destroyed in cities like New York and Chicago, places known for some of the best restaurants in the world.
But thankfully, we have people like this anonymous hero who are stepping up to help out. In a time when hope seems to be lost, and good people hard to find, it’s nice to have that reminder that there are good people still out there.
And let’s be honest here, these are the kinds of stories we want to hear right now, the kind of stories we should be seeing on the news every night.