Not your typical tip: Server gratuity goes to charity at new H-E-B restaurant

Not your typical tip: Server gratuity goes to charity at new H-E-B restaurant

Not your typical tip: Server gratuity goes to charity at new H-E-B restaurant

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by Karen Grace / KENS 5

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Posted on June 26, 2014 at 12:24 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Great service is typically rewarded with a tip. But KENS 5 has learned that a local restaurant is not letting it's staff pocket tips, and customers have no idea. 

So where is the money going?

Karen Grace paid a visit to the new Oaks Crossing restaurant at the new H-E-B Plus on Wilderness Oak.

So far, the wait staff have collected $600 in tips, but they are not permitted by management to pocket any of it. 

"Right now we encourage our customers not to leave tips," said Nick George, Manager at Oaks Crossing.

"We're flattered and humbled that they want to leave he tip," George added. 

The Oaks Crossing restaurant is blazing a unique trail because the waiters are not pocketing any of the cash left by diners for their service. 

Instead a spokesman said that the waiters are compensated by H-E-B with a competitive wage. 

And the cash tips?  Those go to charity.

KENS 5 has learned the first place to benefit is the Parman Branch Library in Stone Oak.

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