For a $3,000 Waitress Tip, The Restaurant Wants to Sue the Patron

The personnel of ASfredo’s Cafe in Scranton, Pennsylvania, are now suffering greatly because of a $3,000 tip left for a waitress.

Hold On, A $3000 Tip?!

Waitress Mariana Lambert was shocked a few months ago to see that hundreds of dollars of service had been added to a $13 bill. However, things rapidly got awkward when the tipper demanded their money back.

Alfredo’s has chosen to sue the cafe after a contentious exchange between the eatery and the customer on social media.

Managers were initially wary when Eric Smith left a large tip despite only purchasing a stromboli, according to Best Life.

However, Smith’s donation was processed, and according to Smith, he said he was leaving the payment as a contribution to the Tips for Jesus social media movement.

Lambert explained: “It really meant a lot to me because everyone’s going through stuff. It really touched my heart. I still can’t believe it. I’m still in shock.” 

However, the situation took a turn for the worse a few weeks later, according to Alfredo’s Cafe manager Zachary Jacobson, who explained: “A little over a month ago, we received something in the mail that Eric was disputing the charge for the tip that he left.”

He added: “We thought somebody was actually trying to do a good thing. And then now we are, what, three months later? Not even, and there’s nothing. There’s nothing to show for it at this point.”

When Alfredo’s staff first contacted Smith after paying Lambert the $3,000, which the restaurant has already lost, they had assumed that everything was just a great mistake.

Despite the fact that Alfredo had been corresponding with Smith on Facebook, the restaurant has since ceased responding to his messages and will be prosecuting him.

Why charge?

“It’s just a little aggravating right now. It’s been causing a lot of nonsense and drama,” said Jacobson. 

“Unfortunately, we had to file charges through the magistrate’s office because now we’re just out of this money at this point. And he told us to sue him. so that’s what we’re going to end up doing, I guess.”

The situation has been permanently tainted, he continued, adding that he hopes Alfredo’s will prevail in court.

“I hope that he owns up to his actions and comes forth and does pay this because you shouldn’t have done this if this was the end result,” he said. 

How about you, how much do you tip your waiter/waitress?



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