A new restaurant order hack is going viral on TikTok — and earning plenty of praise from the service industry.
The simple, money-saving solution comes courtesy of user Leigh Beez. In a clip that’s already drawn more than 200,000 views, the TikToker explains why you should bulk-order sauce from your favorite restaurants.
In the video, Leigh hoists a massive, $5 container of peanut sauce, which they say came from one of their favorite local restaurants.
“This is $5 of peanut sauce. So instead of me buying a $20 salad, I’m gonna eat it all week long,” Leigh. says. “And it helps them and it’s way better than store-bought.”
Leigh’s point: The simple-but-savvy hack saves money, and helps support local businesses. For example, instead of buying a bottle of salad dressing from the grocery store, why not get it cheaper from your favorite dinner spot?
The clip drew plenty of praise online, especially from restaurant employees. Many commented to say that, not only would their restaurants allow this hack, but they’d greatly appreciate it.
“I’m not gonna lie, as a restaurant employee, this is brilliant,” one user wrote.
“Yes!” another user added. “My fam runs a restaurant and we sell quarts of sauces, loaves of bread … almost anything you could ask.”
Hungry TikTok users, meanwhile, were just happy to have discovered the restaurant order hack.
“Never even thought about that,” one user wrote.
“Yooo this is a PRO tip,” another added.
For those looking to follow Leigh’s suggestion, the TikToker posted a follow-up video sharing what kinds of sauces they’ve bought in bulk so far. The list included salsa, enchilada sauce, hummus, tzatziki, ramen broth, pickles, hot sauce, barbecue sauce and ranch dressing.
Reply to @emilyfrances42 My bad for not sharing sooner 🥴 Grocery story salsa, dressing, broth is terrible. Go buy from a local restaurant.♬ original sound – Leigh Beez
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