That's way more than 10%... generous customer gives Simply Asia staff R6000 tip

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– The unnamed customer added the generous gratuity to his R453 bill- Staff at the popular Asian food chain say they initially thought it was a mistake

– Restaurants have been particularly badly hit since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

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Staff at the Durbanville branch of Asian eatery Simply Asia were left simply stunned when a customer left a very generous tip.

After racking up a modest bill of R453 the big-hearted patron added a R6 000 gratuity to the

Taking to social the popular restaurant chain tweeted the news by way of an ‘appreciation post’.

“Our Durbanville store was in for a big surprise and treat when one of our loyal customer’s [SIC] left a R500 tip for each staff member on duty. A total of R6000.”

Group general manager Enzo Cocca tells CapeTalk’s Lester Kiewit staff initially thought it was a mistake.

I think initially the staff thought it was a mistake, but it wasn’t.

Enzo Cocca, Group general manager – Simply Asia 

This was a husband and wife, with a son and daughter and they came for a sit-down meal.

Enzo Cocca, Group general manager – Simply Asia 

Cocca says the family are regular customers and asked for the details not to be made public.

They insisted they remain anonymous.

Enzo Cocca, Group general manager – Simply Asia 

They left the restaurant without wanting any recognition whatsoever.

Enzo Cocca, Group general manager – Simply Asia 

Appreciation post: Our Durbanville store was in for a big surprise and treat when one of our loyal customer’s left a R500 tip for each staff member on duty. A total of R6000. We are grateful for the generous contribution made to the store and staff during these difficult times. pic.twitter.com/3LpCxf4Rw6

— Simply Asia (@SimplyAsia_SA) August 2, 2021

Cocca admits the last 18 months have been tough on staff and says the gesture was a wonderful way to recognise their hard work.

It’s affected the waiters badly because they rely on the inflow from tips.

Enzo Cocca, Group general manager – Simply Asia 

Ever since the tip was given on Friday night, the whole vibe in the store amongst the staff has been different.

Enzo Cocca, Group general manager – Simply Asia 

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