Arkansas Waitress Fired After Receiving $2,200 Tip 

A waitress was reportedly fired from her job after she got a tip of around $2200 at the restaurant she worked at for over 3 years.

Ryan Brandt, who used to work at Oven and Tap in Bentonville, Arkansas, was waiting at a party of more than 40 people on December 10, 2021.

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When the customers were paying their bills, every single diner left $100 to Brandt and another diner server that was working with her.

A total of $4400 was given in tips to the two waiters.

One of the diners said that the second waiter went home sick, however, they still expected the employee to receive their $2,200 tip.

Grant Wise, who owns a real estate agency, called the restaurant before they arrived and made sure that the tip they would give would be going directly to the staff members that would be serving them.

As a result, Brandt got the money, and she said that it was incredible because it’s a huge amount of money.

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But the thing is, the restaurant decided to do something weird after some time.

The restaurant manager told her that she would have to share the tip with all the staff, which Brandt says has not happened once throughout her 3 years of working there.

The waitress was told to hand over the cash to the shift manager and she would only receive 20 percent of it.

In response to what happened after giving out the tip, Wise, a customer, requested for the tips to be returned so they could give it to the waitress and the other waiter outside of their working hours.

After that, the waitress was told by the manager to leave because she had violated their policy by simply telling the customers about the pooling tips.

Ryan said she was fired over the phone following the incident.

Talking about the incident, Brandt said:

It was devastating, I borrowed a significant amount for student loans. Most of them were turned off because of the pandemic but they’re turning back on in January and that’s a harsh reality.

Over and Tap released a statement about the bizarre incident to KNWA, where they said:

After dining, this large group of guests requested that their gratuity be given to two particular servers. We fully honored their request. Out of respect for our highly valued team members, we do not discuss the details surrounding the termination of an employee.

Over and Tap refused to release any other information about the incident.

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