After hearing the news that all of the restaurants in Houston County, Texas, UNITED states, must shut down and now only offer takeaway food because of the coronavirus, decided a few up on Monday to donate 9.400 u.s. dollars - equivalent to just over 64.000 dkk - in tips to the restaurant Irma's Southwest.
It tells the site owner, Louis Galvan, to CNN.
- We had honestly not expected it. They put the gratuity to all employees in the kitchen and the waiters, which is unexpected. They laid the 1,900 dollars in cash and then put another 7,500 on a credit card, tells restaurantejeren for the pair, who wanted to be anonymous, and on Monday evening had eaten and drunk, for a total of 90,12 dollars - 617 crowns.
On the receipt they had written a small message which read: 'Hold at the tip and use them to pay your people for the next few weeks'.
Such as the receipt out, as the couple had paid. Photo: Private / Louis Galvan
- They were amazed that a customer could find to put such a large amount to help them through this difficult time, " says Louis Galvan, who like all others do not know how long the current situation will stand on. But he is at least sure, that this is the case in the minimum 15 days.
on Tuesday used the staff in the restaurant Irma's Southwest to clean and disinfect the entire restaurant's dining room and the entire kitchen to make ready for only that the low take-aways from today, Wednesday.
- We are not even in the the profits at present - we are in survival mode, says Louis Galvan to CNN. He does not know when he will again be able to pay regular salary to its employees.
- ultimately, they work voluntarily, for we have no idea how long we are going to be in this situation. It may be 15 days, it can be 150 days, we don't know, says the restaurant owner.