Waffle House Denies Waitress $1,000 Tip -- A Waffle House spokesman explains, "When a guest makes a tip of this size, it is our procedure to refund the tip amount and ask the guest to make the tip in either cash or a check. We follow this procedure in the event the customer decides to dispute the credit card charge and ask for a refund for the tip amount at a later date."
Huffington Post does (at best) a poor job -- and at worst an extremely irresponsible one-- reporting on Waffle House denying one of their waitresses a $1,000 tip. The headline would make you think that Waffle House kept $1000 intended for the waitress. But they simply have a sound business policy and followed their policy. The waitress got the $1000 tip and won't have to worry about later returning it via a customer disputing a credit card charge. Don't anyone be mad at Waffle House. They have a good policy that protects the wait-staff, their business and even the customer.
Such irresponsible reporting makes one wonder whether the reporter or someone else at Huff Post owns stock in Huddle House!?!