Jelly Roll Gives Whataburger Workers A $1,000 Tip

9 June 2023 | 3:45 pm | Mary Varvaris

“My dude don’t believe me y’all, but we’re gonna hit ’em with the big ol’ bankroll..."

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Teenagers at a Whataburger store freaked out when Jelly Roll came to their drive-thru. Not only was one of America’s hottest country music stars coming to Whataburger, but he was about to leave an epic tip for teenagers working in the fast-food store.

Footage of Jelly Roll’s good deed surfaced on TikTok. The video has since gone viral – Jelly Roll comes to the drive-thru with two of his friends, asks the teen at the window how many people were working that night (it was five), and promptly said that he would be tipping $1,000 that night on one condition: that $200 goes to each worker.

“My dude don’t believe me y’all, but we’re gonna hit ’em with the big ol’ bankroll,” Jelly Roll said in the first TikTok video. Another video, captured by the teens, shows just how excited they were to actually receive that sweet cash. You can check out both TikTok videos below.

A few weeks ago, the trailer for Jelly Roll’s candid, uncompromising documentary, Jelly Roll: Save Me, was released.

“I came out of jail with a plan, I was going to put every piece of energy I had into music,” the Son Of A Sinner singer shared in the trailer. “It's almost like something just clicked right then. I came home and jumped out of the window with no parachute.”

He continued, “I've been a drug addict. I've been a stealer. I'm really a street kid that didn't have any self-worth. I don't know if I thought I deserved a better life, but I was willing to do whatever it took to have one. I passed out mixtapes, I started doing shows [and then] every record label in America started calling.”

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“Music was my Hail Mary. I feel like I owe it to my people to give them hope. If I wasn’t a musician, I’d be dead. Who would have thought I could help people.” Jelly Roll: Save Me premiered on Hulu on 30 May.

When he’s not cranking out hits, Jelly Roll can be seen dishing out jelly doughnuts and hot wings in his Rolling With Jelly food truck.

As he mentioned in a recent interview, he and business partner Jerry Gift Jr. “only hire second-chance guys”.

He explained: “Every other place in the world is like, 'If you got a felony, you can't work here.' We're only hiring felons. They run the food truck and it comes out on tour with us some nights.”