Alfies’ infamous bucket of coins proves small change next to €554k profit

Dublin restaurant received negative media coverage last week after a former employee was paid his wages in five-cent pieces

19th September, 2021
Alfies’ infamous bucket of coins proves small change next to €554k profit
Last week, Alfies made headlines worldwide after a viral Twitter post showed it paid Rian Keogh, a former staff member, his final pay package in a bucket full of five-cent coins.

Alfies, the Dublin restaurant that was at the centre of controversy last week for paying a staff member in 27 kilograms worth of five-cent coins, has banked more than 40 tons worth of profit in recent years.

Last week, a post which went viral on Twitter revealed that the South William Street restaurant paid a former employee his final pay of €355 in 7,100 five-cent coins.

A five-cent coin weighs approximately 3.92 grams. The latest company accounts for...

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