Cincinnati's Crosstown tip-off has a new record amount.
On Tuesday, Xavier fans left a more than $4,000 tip at The Birch in Terrace Park. A note on the receipt read: "Go X! We love The Birch and treasure this sweet place."
In a Facebook post, The Birch wrote: "The staff at The Birch is beyond speechless for the tip collected by the community of Terrace Park!"
For the past month, rivals from the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University have left generous tips at local restaurants.
The bill was $54.98 and the fans left a $4,525. Restaurants have shared the tips with staff including bussers, servers and cooks.
"I literally can't stop crying," owner Aaron Tritsch said. "As a restaurant owner, it seems like closing would have been easier. But I can't do that to my staff. We're overwhelmed and appreciative."
This tip was actually fund-raised for by more than 90 families in Terrace Park, Tritsch said. "The neighborhood came together for it," she said.
Most fans in the Crosstown tip-off have left around $1,000. A UC fan left $3,000 on Feb. 6 at Clutch OTR.
The first tip was left by a Xavier fan at Zip's Cafe on Jan. 9.