A patron who ordered some frozen items from Massimo’s restaurant in Hout Bay left the staff a whopping R20,000 tip.
News24 reported that the generous customer visited the restaurant on 15 July.
Massimo’s general manager Chris Brown told the publication that the customer had called in before coming to pick up her purchase.
“It was a normal day at the restaurant when a regular customer called in to say she will be coming to collect some frozen items from the store. Before she hung up, she asked how many staff members the restaurant had, which I didn’t think anything about at the time,” he said.
When she arrived at the restaurant, Brown rang up her purchase and gave her a total of R370, which she paid.
She again asked how many staff members the restaurant had.
“I advised her we are 20 staff in total. After she paid for her goodies, she pulled out another card and said since there are 20 staff members she’ll leave a tip of R20 000,” he said.
“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I even asked the customer on more than one occasion if she was 100% sure she wants to leave a R20 000 tip, and she said yes every time I asked,” he added.
Brown said everybody was incredibly grateful for the customer’s kindness and 18 staff members received R1 111.11 each.
He added that two members in managerial positions opted not to take the money and to give their share to the rest of the staff.