If you’re ever having trouble deciding where to eat and you see Shaquille O’Neal walk into a restaurant, go there. You just might end up getting your meal for free. That’s exactly what happened for some lucky diners in New York City recently.
According to Page Six, the 50-year-old NBA Hall of Famer showed up to the Chelsea hotspot Jue Lan Club with a mystery woman on Sunday 6/12). Shaq and the woman he described as his date ordered Beijing chicken, shrimp tempura and the restaurant’s signature chicken satay. According to an insider, “She did all the ordering.”
After Shaq and his unidentified date enjoyed their meal, he proceeded to pick up the tab for the entire restaurant. All 40 tables. As is his way, he didn’t want to make a big deal of it. Shaq asked the staff not to mention it until he left the restaurant. And after he reportedly spent well over $25-thousand for the bill, he was also extremely generous to the staff by tipping and buying dinner for the entire server team.
Over the weekend, Shaq paid the tabs of every single person at a restaurant in New York.— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 15, 2022
The total bill was "well over $25,000 dollars."
He even bought dinner for the entire staff and gave servers "the biggest tip they'd ever received."
What a great surprise.
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