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Texas Diner Regular Amazes Staff With Jaw-Dropping Tip

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Everyone is finding little ways to support their favorite businesses, but one Texan helped in a big way. A regular at Houston’s Irma’s Southwest paid for their bill, then added a tip of $9,400 in response to the nationwide impact of COVID-19. The receipt included a handwritten note, specifying that the additional amount was to tide over restaurant staff in the upcoming weeks. Management plans to evenly split the generous gift amongst all the staff, working out to roughly $300 for each employee.

Texas Diner Regular Amazes Staff With Jaw-Dropping Tip

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Irma’s Southwest is a local favorite and has deep roots in the area, beginning in 1998 as a second location to the original, which opened in 1988. For over twenty years, appetizing Mexican food and Texas Hill Country treats have graced the menu. The lavish tip was left after the county had announced on Monday the mandatory shutdown of bars and nightclubs.

Texas Diner Regular Amazes Staff With Jaw-Dropping Tip

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Namesake Irma Galvan was featured on the Food Network and is a recipient of the James Beard Award. In addition to Mexican fare, Irma’s Southwest dished up fresh seafood and exotic wild game from the Texas Hill Country. They are currently offering a 15% discount on all take-out orders. Call 713-247-9651 to order from their special take-out menu, which includes margaritas, the B.W. Burger, Seafood Tacos, and more! Tip as you are able, Irma’s Southwest is pleased to serve up delicious, comforting food for all Texans in the Houston area. Not in Houston? Call or lookup food service in your area and inquire about take-out ordering. All small businesses appreciate efforts by their community.

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