UC one-ups Xavier in Crosstown ‘tip-off’ challenge with $1,008 tip

UC one-ups Xavier in Crosstown ‘tip-off’ challenge with $1,008 tip
UC has retaken the lead in the city’s generous competition. (Source: Arnold's Bar and Grill)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - UC has retaken the lead in the city’s generous competition.

An anonymous UC fan left a $1,008 tip for the wait staff at Arnold’s Bar and Grill Friday.

“Service workers are awesome!” wrote the tipster, following it up with “go UC!”

Ohhhh ohhhhh ohhhhh 👏👏👏 👏 UC! Arnold's is super excited to let everyone know that we were included in the UC/Xavier...

Posted by Arnold's Bar and Grill on Friday, January 29, 2021

>> UC, Xavier fans putting it all on the line for local restaurants in Crosstown ‘tip-off’

It all started when an XU fan left a $1,000 tip at Zip’s Cafe in Mount Lookout on Jan. 9. The customer left a note that said, “Go Xavier.”

A few days later, a UC fan left a $1,001 tip at Keystone Bar & Grill in Clifton with this note: “Bearcats up by one.”

Earlier this week, the Musketeers answered the bell with a $1,002 tip at Goose & Elder in Over-The-Rhine. The message on the receipt said, “Hey Bearcats, the ball is in your court. Go XU!”

“When [the customers] asked me if I’ve heard of this tip-off challenge, I didn’t know about it and they were explaining it to me,” said Goose and Elder General Manager Erin Cunningham in an interview with FOX19 NOW Wednesday. “Then it clicks what could possibly happen. Then they said, ‘We have the finances and this is place we want to do it.’ There were definitely some tears shed amongst a few people here.”

Not to be outdone, a Bearcats fan then left a $1,005 tip at Chandler’s Burger Bistro in Delhi with this note: “Cats with the dunk and one, up by 3.”

Bistro faithful, please share... The tip wars continue. One of our regulars, a UC Fan has stepped up and helped our...

Posted by Chandler's Burger Bistro - Delhi on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Thursday, Sacred Beast was hit with a $1,007 tip, bringing Xavier in the lead.

The battle of good deeds continues, Xavier is up next.

See a spelling or grammar error in our story? Click here to report it. Please include title of story.

Copyright 2021 WXIX. All rights reserved.