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Customer surprises staff at a Toledo restaurant, leaves $5,600 tip

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Posted at 8:37 AM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 16:31:59-05

TOLEDO, Ohio — A customer at Souk Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar in Toledo surprised employees with a $5,600 tip on Sunday.

The customer left a $5,600 tip on a bill totaling 1 cent. The tip was given to all employees, whether they were working on not, which meant each of the restaurant’s 28 employees received a $200 tip.

“The words “Thank You” seem inadequate for this gift... but Thank You Billy, for your generous spirit and for making a difference in the lives of people I care a lot about this holiday season,” Chef Moussa Salloukh wrote on Facebook.

The restaurant said the generous tip came at a time when employees are struggling to make ends meet.

"With Covid restrictions and guidelines, that was not going to happen for them this year. So this heartfelt generosity was deeply needed and very appreciated." Salloukh said.

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