Staff at a Miami juice bar just got the shock of their lives when a customer left a $2,021 tip for the new year.
The generous customer ordered $71.84 of goods. The gratuity she left on Friday? Well, that equated to a 2,814% tip.
When staff received the regular’s bill, they thought the tip must really mean to say ‘$20.21’.
Miami Squeeze owner Kelly Amar told CNN that her employees went up to the customer to confirm. “I’m so grateful for you guys,” the regular explained, “and I want to give back … I want to start the new year out right and give this to you guys.”
All 25 of the cafe’s staff members will split the tip equally between them.
Amar has been extra grateful for the tip because, when the pandemic hit, the cafe, which has been a North Miami Beach fixture for three decades, had to let many of its employees go. It was a difficult time.
Now, though, business is almost back to pre-covid levels, with Amar telling CNN: “2020 is over and 2021 is off to a good start so far!”