Roseville Restaurant Server Receives $190 Tip

A college student left a 100% tip to the tune of $190 for a server at a Roseville Wine Bar, and shows that good people are still out there.

By nowproducerdave on August 21, 2018
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Many of us have been servers at restaurants. Nothing burns us more than working hard keeping track of tables and orders, and barely getting paid for it at the end of the night. This Roseville server got a pleasant surprise at the end of his rough night, and turned it all around.

After getting off of his first job, David Fabila started his shift at House of Oliver wine bar. He already wasn’t having a super day at his other job, but pushed through that and started helping customers. On top of that, it was a full-house on Friday night – no time to rest even for a moment. Additionally, he was working the patio – as the only server. That’s when he was closing out a table and saw the number on the tip line – $190. That was on top of the already $190 total for the wine they had.

The guy who signed the ticket says he was as server in the past as well. Steffen Berr says that he saw David working hard, and wanted to make sure he was rewarded for his work. “I’ve been in his shoes before too, I used I work as a waiter in a diner in Texas, so I decided to show him what he did is appreciated,” he says. Steffen is also a college student at Sac State, and he accidentally entered one of those “challenges” going around the internet as well. It’s called the “tip the bill” challenge, and by doing just that, he accidentally “joined” that challenge. That’s the first I’ve heard of that challenge as well. See some more details on the story here.

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