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Waffle House denies waitress $1,000 tip, generous customer finds way around policy

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) –  A $1,000 tip given to a Waffle House waitress has caused a swirl of controversy to surround the restaurant.

Shaina Brown was working the night shift on Mother’s Day at the Waffle House in Raleigh.

That night, one customer was impressed by her kind heart and personality and decided to reward her for her attentiveness.

The man left Brown a $1,000 tip and another $500 for a nearby customer.

However, Waffle House told Brown she was not allowed to keep the money.

According to WTVD, Waffle House does not accept extremely large tips on a credit card in case the customer decided to dispute the charge later on.

Instead, the tip needs to be paid in cash or by check.

After learning about the policy, the generous tipper wrote out a check and gave it to Brown a couple of weeks later.