Wedding party sparks outrage after refusing to tip even though restaurant isn’t open late

A 50-strong wedding party refused to tip a restaurant after it refused to stay open late and serve them drinks.

If there’s one thing all restaurant servers agree on, it’s closing time – closing time.

When TikToker Syd and her colleagues only had about ten minutes until their restaurant closed, they made sure everything was ready to go on time.

However, just before closing, a wedding party of 50 people came in and demanded that they stay open.

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But when the restaurant refused, the bride’s father made it clear he was frustrated.

The wedding party entered the restaurant just eight minutes before closing time

Syd chose TikTok to explain what happened the night a wedding party of 50 adults entered her office and took over the front of the house.

Syd captioned her video, “I still have nightmares about these guests,” and began reenacting the scene and dialogue she witnessed with the bride’s father.

Despite warning the group that their restaurant would close in about eight minutes, the bride’s father tried to keep it open so they could get a few rounds of drinks at the bar.

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However, the restaurant refused to stay open late into the night as it might have had its license revoked for serving alcohol beyond a certain time.

The bride’s father even tried to offer the waiters lots of money to stay open, but management wouldn’t budge.

After being told no, the wedding party moved about sixty tables to accommodate their group.

The bride’s father then ordered 48 tequila shots despite being told only beer and wine were available.

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When he was finally handed the bill for their short stay, he crumbled the receipt in front of Syd and said, “Why should I tip you when you do fifteen minutes of work?” It’s just your job.”

He then told Syd that he lived in Virginia and would not see any of the waiters again and continued to leave the restaurant, even though Syd tried to explain that they were more than accommodating to their wedding party.

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Although it’s considered a faux pas not to tip the waiter, this wasn’t the first time a large group refused to tip. To read a similar story, check out our page here.

Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: dustinhuang@nytimas.com.

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