Whataburger Employee Gets $10,000 Mink Coat as a Tip

A customer just handed a very expensive fur coat through the drive-thru window

A Whataburger customer handed a $10,000 coat through the drive-thru window.

Most drive-thru employees do not get tips at all, but one woman received a huge gratuity from a customer who just handed her a fur coat worth $10,000.

According to ABC News, Cheryl Semien was working at the drive-thru Wednesday at the Texas Whataburger where she’s been employed for nine years when a customer drove up to the window wearing a silver mink coat. Semien complimented the woman on the coat, and the woman took it off and handed it to her, right through the drive-thru window.

Semien said, "She was a perfect stranger, I didn't know this lady from nowhere. I didn't see her come through my drive-thru window as long as I've been at Whataburger for nine years.”

Coincidentally, Wednesday was Semien’s birthday. Her coworkers said that she yelled as though she’d won the lottery when the customer gave her the coat.


The generous customer was eventually tracked down by ABC News and did not wish to give her full name, but she said giving the coat away just felt right. She estimated that the coat was worth about $10,000.