Restaurant patrons are leaving huge tips for their servers this holiday season

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( Fox News ) Secret Santas across the country are making headlines not just for their serious restaurant tips, but for how that generosity is truly brightening the season for countless families.

On Dec. 17, Trisha Murphy of Ellsworth, Maine, was floored to find a $500 tip on a $38 bill. The single mother of four works up to 60 hours a week at Denny’s in addition to attending nursing school part time, and that morning she had the misfortune of having her car towed, to the tune of a $735 bill, according to CBS News.

Similar stories of holiday cheer have unfolded in recent days in Virginia and Arizona. On Dec. 15, waitress Liz Heron of Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern in Herndon found a $1,010 tip on a $125 lunch bill. Left by do-gooders who call themselves the “Tip Bombers,” the anonymous crew has a tradition of leaving a major gratuity at a randomly selected restaurant each year

An in Scottsdale, Ariz. staffers at the 5 & Diner were stunned to discover a whopping $2,000 tip on a $17.23 breakfast bill. WSMV reported that the unidentified customer made just one request — “Please split with the whole staff. Merry Christmas!”


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Bao Bao in Portland where the owner recently announced that the restaurant will adopt a no-tipping policy.


  • “When it comes to generous tipping, Republicans definitely beat Democrats,” senior industry analyst Matt Schulz told Fox Business.


( Daily Wire ) According to a study conducted last month by, Republican men from the Northeast are among the best tippers, ironically, yet unsurprisingly, tipping better than liberal do-gooders.

The study, running a survey via the Princeton Survey Research Associates International, “examined tipping behavior at restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and hair salons. It sampled 1,002 adults who used cash, credit or debit cards,” notes CNBC.

Republican men dining at a restaurant were found to have tipped a median of 20%, as opposed to Southern Democrats who tipped at a 15% median. Women also averaged on the stingy side, tipping a median of 16%.

“When it comes to generous tipping, Republicans definitely beat Democrats,” senior industry analyst Matt Schulz told Fox Business. “Fifty-nine percent of Republicans say their typical restaurant tip exceeds 15%, while just 46% of Democrats say the same. Democrats are also more likely than their GOP counterparts to say that they never tip hotel housekeepers, hair stylists/barbers and coffee shop baristas.”

Though there were some significant differences connected to one’s politics, the study found that tipping mostly aligned with income level.

…..Aside from being more generous tippers, Republicans have also been found to be more likely to give generously to charities than Democrats.


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