Its jubilant Instagram account has yet to confirm it, but it looks like megatipping collective TipsForJesus has struck again. According to the Arizona Republic, a diner claiming to be part of TipsForJesus left $11,000 in gratuities on two separate checks, in what might be the group's largest gratuity yet. Employees at Phoenix, Arizona's Crudo restaurant — the same spot where TipsForJesus left a $2,500 gratuity last year — said the merry tipsters initially left a $1,000 tip on a $330 bill. After deciding to order another round at the bar, the tippers upped the ante, dropping $10,000 on the second $89 check. Bartender Clint Spotleson, the recipient of both tips, tells the Republic he split the money with another bartender, server, and the kitchen staff.
After a short lull, TipsForJesus has re-emerged in full force during this holiday season, especially in the Phoenix area. A quick glance at its Instagram account reveals recent $2,000 and $5,000 tips left for workers at Paradise Valley's Elements and Phoenix's Royal Palms Resort.