HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Two weeks ago, one of bartender Cindy Kienow's regular customers left her a $100 tip on a tab that wasn't even half that.
This week, he added a couple of zeros.
Kienow, a bartender at Applebee's, got a $10,000 tip from the man -- for a $26 meal -- on Sunday.
"I didn't know what to say," Kienow told The Hutchinson News. "He said, 'This will buy you something kind of nice, huh,' and I said, 'Yeah, it will.'"
Kienow has worked at Applebee's for eight years.
She told the newspaper that the man is a regular customer who comes in a couple of times each month.
"He usually signs his ticket and flips it upside down," Kienow told the paper. "But this time, he had it right side up and said, 'I want you to know this is not a joke.'"
Kienow said the customer has always tipped well, but she doesn't know what prompted the huge tip.
She told the newspaper that she hasn't decided how to spend the money, but she said she has her eye on a Jeep.