Local Realtors Surprise Food Delivery Driver With Huge Holiday Tip

— Michele Watson

Weichert® affiliates help make the holiday season very special for one lucky Chick-fil-A delivery person

Pictured (on left) is T.J., a Chick-fil-A delivery driver, thanking Mark LaQua and his Weichert affiliated colleagues for a very generous holiday gratuity.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. / Dec. 14, 2018 – The winter holidays bring out the spirit of giving. It’s what makes this time of year so special.
The giving spirit can be found everywhere, even at a real estate planning meeting in Bloomington.
“A bunch of Weichert franchise offices were in town for a goal-setting meeting so the timing was perfect to do something special as a group for the holidays to help someone else,” said Mark LaQua, the broker/owner Weichert, Realtors® – Advantage, located in Wayzata and Woodbury.
And what they did on Dec. 5 was very special for one lucky Chick-fil-A delivery driver.
The group, which included several owners, brokers and agents from Weichert® affiliated offices in the Midwest, decided to surprise T.J., the driver, with a $700 tip on a $200 bill after he delivered Chick-fil-A for the group’s meeting at the Bell Bank building near I-494.
“We wanted to surprise our delivery guy with a big tip to make this an unforgettable holiday season for him,” added LaQua. “So everyone in the meeting chipped in when we passed around a Santa hat to collect the tip money. Even our contacts at Bell Bank, Pete Rinzel and Bob Merrill, put in a few dollars.”
The generous tip left the Chick-fil-A driver speechless, according to LaQua. “No words were needed. The look on his face said it all.”
Weichert, Realtors® – Advantage is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The company serves the Twin Cities area of Minnesota area and surrounding cities.
More information about Weichert, Realtors® – Advantage can be found at or by contacting Mark LaQua at 612-669-6526.

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About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.: Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has grown steadily since Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert Companies, launched the company’s franchise division in 2001. The affiliate division was created to offer a business model for franchisee ownership candidates described as “a clearly defined operating system for marketing and managing a real estate business.” Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. announced its first affiliate in 2002, was ranked as one of the top traditional residential real estate franchises in Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500 and was identified in 2018 by Franchise Business Review as one of the top U.S. franchises for owner satisfaction. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has offices serving over 300 markets in 38 states. For more information about Weichert, visit or for information on franchise opportunities visit

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