Customer Gives $1,000 Tip to Chinese Restaurant in Kentucky Before Closing to Diners
Workers at a Chinese restaurant in Kentucky received a generous tip from a customer right before states banned people from dining at restaurants.
The Oriental Wok restaurant in Fort Mitchell revealed via a Facebook post that a customer left a $1,000 tip for its staff on a meal that costs just $64.74.
“Another example of the generosity of our incredible guests,” the post read, noting that the customer wanted to help them before the ban on dine-in customers due to COVID-19 was implemented.
“Your family and staff have always taken such great care of us through the years, we know it’s going to be a tough few months,” the unnamed customer wrote on the check.
Regular patrons of the restaurant also flocked to the comments section to express their love to the staff and management.
“Wow! You all have been such a great asset to our community for a long time. Most of us can say we’ve celebrated many happy occasions with you,” one patron wrote.
“I have been going to Oriental Wok since I was 10 years old. My mom and I would go every other Friday night as a kid. It has always been my favorite restaurant.,” said another customer. “Still my favorite and the staff and owners are always so friendly. My husband and I go there all the time.”
The Oriental Wok as well as other restaurants in Kentucky were restricted to carryouts, deliveries and drive-thrus following an executive order from Governor Andy Beshear last week.
Before the ban, Chinese restaurants have been losing customers due to fear and paranoia over the spread of COVID-19 globally.
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