A server with over 1.9 million followers on TikTok shared a hack for Sunday brunch-goers who love to order mimosas. The servers in the comments section disagree on whether sharing such hacks with their customers will result in higher tips.
In the viral TikTok, user Brandon (@panerasputhylips), posing as a waiter, pretends to take an order from a Sunday brunch customer.
“A mimosa jar?” Brandon repeats the customer’s order before pretending to check on the manager. “Between us, a bottle of champagne, the same champagne we use in this pitcher, is $20 and if you want I can bring you a side of orange juice which is $3.50 and you get it free refills. You save about $5.”
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The video has been viewed 1.4 million times since August 10. Many in the comments section appreciate Brandon’s commitment to his customers.
“Yassss, a servant of people, not business, kill,” praised one user.
“Love when servers join you,” applauded another.
Another user warned Brandon against letting his co-workers see the video, but Brandon reassured them, writing, “Please, you’re not too sure about this trick.”
The video resonated with former and current servers trying to save money on their tables.
“Upselling is not for me,” said one person.
“Literally me all the time!!! I think that gives you a better tip lol,” agreed a second.
However, some servers disagreed with Brandon’s hack.
“Yeah no that’s a solid no I like high turnover so I get better shifts and tips,” said one person.
“I would never do that, they totally tip… you get the most expensive thing in the house. They don’t tip you anymore if you help them. Period,” repeated another person.
One of the top commenters said they try to lure their customers, but customers don’t show their appreciation when it comes to tipping. “I do this and they don’t tip me,” reads the comment, which has over 12,000 likes.
It’s not difficult to understand why Brandon has amassed almost 2 million followers on the platform. In addition to sharing content related to his work as a server, the 26-year-old Michigan native also spoke to followers about his personal life, referring to his account as “my diary” in his bio.
The Daily Dot reached out to Brandon for comment via TikTok comment.
*Initial publication: September 8, 2022 at 7:04 am CDT
Melody Heald is a culture writer. Her work can be found in Glitter Magazine, BUST Magazine and more.
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