By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE – Four servers at Bob Jo’s Frozen Custard, 4071 Quarry, shared an unexpected treat Aug. 26 when a customer who stopped for a shake left four $50 bills as a tip.
Manager Delores Ricchiuti said the man, who was in his mid-20s to early 30s, stopped by about 6:30 p.m. that evening.
“It was rather rainy, and they had a customer that came up and noticed that they only had a little bit of change in the tip jar,” Ricchiuti said. “I think he was feeling bad for them, so he asked how many girls were working that night, and she told him four, and after he got his shake, he reached into his wallet and pulled out four $50s for those young girls. They were elated.”
Ricchiuti said the rain doesn’t keep customers away entirely, but it does slow the flow of customers. She said the servers are a mix of high school- and college-age employees, and while tips are never expected, they are always appreciated.
“We have regulars, and we always appreciate their business,” Ricchiuti said. “I think I have seen (the man) before, but the girls did not recognize him.”
Bob Jo’s, owned by Tony Ricchiuti and Larry McGregor, is a seasonal business, and will be dispensing frozen custard and soft serve treats through the end of September. The stand has been in business since 1947, serving four generations of Downriver families.
(Sue Suchyta can be reached at [email protected])