Customer Leaves $1,200 Stimulus Check as Tip for Local Restaurant

By 3 months ago

So many small businesses are feeling the effects of COVID-19 shutdowns, and a local steakhouse in Arkansas is one of them. 

Colonial Steakhouse in Pine Bluff, AR has adapted to this sudden change by offering curbside pickup three days a week. A team of four employees prepares the food for takeout orders so the steakhouse can still generate some form of income for the time being. 

Last week, a Colonial Steakhouse regular tipped $1,200, their entire stimulus check amount, for their takeout order. Steakhouse staff was shocked at the generous act.

"We just started crying and thanking God because it came at a time that most of our staff really needed it," Colonial Steakhouse manager Allison Hall told KARK News.

Hall said that things were obviously tough for the restaurant right now, but that they were prepared to open again when the time comes. For Colonial, receiving such a generous gift from a regular was inspiring. 

Acts of kindness like this have been happening all over the world in light of the coronavirus, and through a tough time, people are coming to the aid of their favorite businesses in so many ways. 

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