At Obed and Isaac’s microbrewery and restaurant, being nice to the staff can go beyond the typical 20 percent tip. At the beer-centric eatery in Springfield, Illinois, as per a post on Imgur, you can buy a round of beers for the kitchen for just $12.95 (those are some cheap beers, or a tiny kitchen staff!)
Other restaurants have used this tactic to coax some goodwill out of customers, and called it “Kitchen Sauce.”
We aren’t sure how often this “kitchen specialty” is ordered, but some former restaurant workers have commented that the money is likely used as an extra tip, and not actually to buy the wait staff some beer. Who knows? If you participate, you might get a little extra attention.
There are other quirky menu items at Obed and Isaac’s, like the kids’ menu where a $3 surcharge is added for those over the age of 12: “We know who you are.”
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi