Beloved Phoenixville Waiter Gets Massive Tip Thanks to Local Businesses, Residents


The Phoenixville community came together to surprise a beloved Bistro on Bridge waiter Zeyad Said with an $800 tip, reported Bob Brooks for 6abc. 

Said was serving a table like any other. However, the customer sitting at the table was Chris Lerch, who operates the Hello 422 group. 

“It’s a small business initiative to highlight small local businesses along Route 422,” said Lerch. 

He was at the Bistro on Bridge specifically to see Said, the winner of the group’s local waiter or waitress of the year. 

“Z received a number of nominations from customers and from fellow staff members,” said Lerch. “He was the clear top choice from the nominations we received.” 

And visitors caught the moment Said was given an $800 tip on camera. 

“When I saw just a stack of 100s, I was like, ‘Oh wow that’s amazing,’” said Said. “An amazing night that’s for sure.” 

The tip was collected through donations from both local businesses and residents of Phoenixville. 

“Whatever he does with it hopefully it brings him a lot of joy because he brings joy to all of his customers,” said Lerch. 

Read more about the surprise at 6abc

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