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Darius Rucker’s good deed surprises patrons, servers at Mt. Pleasant IHOP

By Patrick Phillips|January 25, 2021 at 10:41 AM EST - Updated January 25 at 10:42 AM

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - Musician and Lowcountry native Darius Rucker quietly treated everyone dining at a restaurant he frequents to a free meal and also left a big tip for servers Sunday morning.

The Grammy-award winner visited the Mount Pleasant IHOP where employees consider him a regular. After his meal, he approached General Manager Stephen Vitale and asked about paying for the meals of everyone dining in the restaurant at that moment.

“It was a full restaurant,” Vitale said. “There were a lot of people. I added it up and he paid.”

He said Rucker also left a “very generous” tip for the servers to share, but declined to provide a specific dollar amount.

“It caused a lot of excitement,” Vitale said. He said many in the restaurant didn’t recognize Rucker, who wore a mask when he wasn’t eating.

“We know him because he does come in quite often and we consider him a regular,” he said, adding that a few who did recognize Rucker thanked him for the gesture.

“It was a good morning at IHOP,” Vitale said.

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