That is the rumor, according to a British newspaper.
The Daily Mail reports that the Virgin chairman was in the
The newspaper cited no sources confirming Branson was the source of the three monster tips. In fact Alleged owner
The newspaper reported Branson may have been in town as part of the planning for the Summit Series, an annual conference for entrepreneurs. He was a keynote speaker at the 2011 conference.
The big spender at Brewskis on
Then at Alleged, a patron left a
Proprieters of Brewskis have declined comment on the tipping incident there; word on the street is that the windfall may have caused hard feelings among some members of the bar's staff.
Over at Alleged, the tip was so big that the bar's computer software for its cash registers wouldn't permit the transaction.
"It only allows patrons to tip up to 100 percent, and he was wanting to tip, like, 2,000 percent," said Allen. "So he tipped 100 percent, and then had us list the rest of the tip as a purchase."
Allen said another
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