A pub landlord was so shocked at the size of a tip left for him by a grateful drinker that he called the payment platform to double check – and found out it was correct.
Chris Rowlands served the anonymous customer just one pint at his bar Bubs in Cardiff – and was handed a £100 tip for his troubles.
The pint itself cost just £4.90 – so when Chris spotted the tip after the customer had left he contacted the payment platform Yoello.
They put him in touch with the customer, who said he left the tip to “help the place out” after the Covid lockdown, reports BusinessLive.
Mr Rowlands said: “I saw that a customer who’d enjoyed a pint with us on a Tuesday evening had tipped £100.
“It was just a £4.90 order so I thought it had to have been a mistake.
“We spoke to the guys at Yoello who were able to put us in contact with the customer.
“When we spoke to him it turned out that he really did intend to tip that much to help the place out through all the Covid-19 issues.
“I was stunned, it was quite mind-blowing that someone would think of doing that.
“It’s nice to hear there’s still some good in the world!”
CEO and Founder of Yoello Sina Yamani added: “It was fantastic to hear that one of our clients had received such incredible support from one of his customers.
“The fact that the gentleman added it secretly to his bill while he paid via the platform without mentioning it to any of the staff showed that he clearly just wanted to help out at a time he knows local pubs and restaurants are operating under incredible pressures.
“It brought a smile to all of our faces when Chris shared the news with us.”
Yoello is a mobile payment platform that uses open banking to connect merchants and customers’ banks directly.
It has been working closely with local authorities and Business Improvement Districts since the start of lockdown to help businesses re-open and save thousands of pounds in the process.