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Tips For Jesus Doles Out $9K in L.A. This Weekend
The anonymous tipper has been dropping massive tips for servers at restaurants during the past several months, leaving waiters grateful and elated, especially during the holiday season where cash is particularly tight. And this past weekend, he dropped a total of 9 grand around L.A.
Said mystery tipper is reportedly Jack Selby, a bay area hyper-entrepreneur who made his vast fortune from PayPal.
Here in L.A., he's hit up Fig & Olive and Plan Check. And this past weekend, Tips For Jesus Paid a visit to Acabar, the West Hollywood restaurant where Octavio Becerra chefs and the likes of Julian Cox and Josh Goldman can be found behind the stick. He left a $5,000 tip on a $2,078 tab (a 241% tip), and at Pearl's he left a $4,000 tip on a $1,076 bill (372%).
The restaurant is housed in an opulent space reminiscent of the Alhambra in Spain, which got us to thinking: kind and generous as these gestures are, Tips For Jesus has been making stops at some pretty fancy joints.
Of course, all servers deserve more than they're getting paid currently. Those waiting tables at high end fine dining establishments like Fig & Olive and Acabar undoubtedly make more in tips than someone pulling shifts at Apple Pan or Swingers. It's super cool that he's stopped into Denny's and IHOP, but the tips there have only been $100 as opposed to the $5000 dropped at Acabar.
What ever happened to the last shall be the first?