Contact Us

Waffle House Orders Waitress to Return $1,000 Tip

Wavebreak Media

The tip of a lifetime turned into a nightmare for one Waffle House waitress.

Shaina Brown was ordered to return a $1,000 tip she received after the restaurant told her it cannot accept such large sums of money on a credit card.

Brown was working a shift at a Waffle House in Ralaigh, North Carolina on Mother’s Day when a customer told her, “I’m going to bless you tonight.” He then wrote out a $1,500 tip on his credit card, asking Brown to give $500 to a woman at another table. As the man left, he told Brown she had a good spirit.

Brown says she feels like a victim of theft:

It wouldn’t be different if the man landed cash on the table, and the manager had snatched it away and said, ‘You can’t have it!’ It was very humiliating. I’ve never heard of this. Whether it is $5 or $100, I would’ve gotten that tip, but because it was that substantial amount, I don’t know what the reason is but it’s a just a lot of run around.”

Brown, 26, has worked at Waffle House for seven years.

Fortunately, the story does have a happy ending. The anonymous man who left the tip got wind of what happened and wrote Brown a check.

Best of KIX FM 108

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KIXS VIP Rewards quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KIXS VIP Rewards contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.