'Tips for Jesus': Mystery diner leaving huge tips at restaurants across US
UNDATED: A waitress at the Hungry Cat in Los Angeles recently received a $1,000 tip from a mystery tipper or group of tippers that signs credit card slips with the words "Tips for Jesus." (Fox News.com / MyFoxLA.com)
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Fox News reports that an anonymous diner or group of diners have been leaving generous tips at
restaurants across the country and posting pictures of receipts on an Instagram
account with the username 'tipsforjesus.'
The mystery tipper has reportedly left thousands of dollars in tips at
restaurants in San Francisco and Chicago. They recently
left a server at The Hungry Cat in Los
Angeles a $1,000 tip on a nearly $266 bill,
The Instagram account reads, "Doing the Lord's work, one tip at a
The Hungry Cat's Becky Graziano told the station she thinks the anonymous
tipper is someone who wants to be generous during the holidays.
"I think I was more nervous than anybody, because I pay them out at the
end of the night. But it went through, so they got their money," Graziano
told the station. "It's a mystery for sure."
On Tuesday, a University of Notre Dame campus restaurant said two bartenders
would share a $10,000 tip that was left by a group of men who signed the
receipt '@tipsforjesus' and posted a photo of the bartenders with their tab on
WNDU.com reported that the university, which operates the Legends of Notre
Dame restaurant, verified that the tip from Oct. 19 was valid with the help of
"I know one bartender is wanting to get a car because, right now, she has no
transportation," Legends bartender Ashley Sullivan told the station. "The other
bartender has student loans. We've all been to college, so we all have that
debt right there."
A manager at MoonDogs Too in Port Orchard, Washington said a group of men left a $5,000
tip on Saturday, according to WNDU.com. The men reportedly provided the
bartender with their names, phone numbers and places of work.
"It makes you feel good," Sullivan said.
"It makes you feel like the job you do is actually noticed by people. How
hard you work."
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