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Old 12-13-2015, 03:50 AM   #1
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My wife and I often don't agree on how much to tip the pizza delivery person. I think about five dollars on a fifteen dollar bill. Im I cheep or what.
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:55 AM   #2
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Hell no. That's over 30%. He probably didn't make it, he just drove it to your house
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Old 12-13-2015, 05:36 AM   #3
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That's more than enough. I'd rather spend that $20 and make my own. Actually $20 can buy you enough ingredients to make a lot of pizza
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Old 12-13-2015, 08:07 AM   #4
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That's a standard tip. I will say back in the day when I delivered pizza going to night school those guys didn't make crap, at lease gas prices have given them a break. Think about it you gladly pay a waitress 5 bucks to just walk back and forth in the restaurant or a bar tender walking a few feet BUT the pizza delivery guy is running literally, paying gas, car insurance which is now higher because it is used on the job. I would get people way out not even tip, after you hauled ass to get them a hot pizza.

BTW the delivery fee that the pizza company charges you does NOT go to the driver.

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Old 12-13-2015, 08:23 AM   #5
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What does your bride think would be a good tip? 5 seems plenty to me.
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Old 12-13-2015, 09:18 AM   #6
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I don't care too much fer pizza but I had been seeing the stuffed crust pizza from Pappa Murphy's. So the other day we went by and got one ($15.00). It was purty dern good. The crust was purty dense but heck I love crust of the pizza anyways....

$5.00 tip on a 15 delivery is more then enough though!!!
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$5 dollar tip on a $15 bill is a good tip. I have delivered pizza for extra income a couple times and most people are not that generous.
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Old 12-13-2015, 11:18 AM   #8
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That's a good tip. Went thru the Tops hamburger place in FWB on Wed got a $5ish order. Won't be going there for a looong time since I'm leaving the city, gave em a $10 for the tip jar, it's the holidays.
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Old 12-13-2015, 11:53 AM   #9
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I tend to tip pizza delivery above the average you might tip a restaurant waiter (when I do have one delivered .... which is not often.)

They really don't make crap for what they do & for many it's a second-job, so you gotta give 'em a little credit for being willing to hustle for that little bit of extra money.

If I'm not feeling like handing a pizza delivery driver at least a 5 buck tip ... I go pick it up myself.

And as to doing a percentage of the order cost ... well, that's really irrelevant to pizza delivery (unless they're bringing you like 50 pizzas or something)

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Old 12-13-2015, 11:55 AM   #10
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Here's my point. And I've worked in restaurants for a long time, and actually worked at one place in Jacksonville that was the go to for pizza delivery (we were open until 4am!).

I hate that business' in America make us pay server's/delivery guy's instead of the company paying for them. I think it's BS. In Europe...people don't tip, because they get a regular wage. Anyways....

For me, $5 is a minimum. I usually make it a flat $20 even no matter what my pizza order was. Its usually $12.xx so I just round it to $20.

The reason for this is because they actually have more upfront money than what a normal server/waiter does. They have gas and car maintenance. Some of the guys I worked with would easily put $50k miles on their car in a single year. That is alot of maintenance. And they only get paid from the company the same that a server about $3/hr. And their company will usually help some with gas, but generally its not 100% cover. Its usually about 80%. Right now it may be 100% because prices are low, but when they go up...they generally pay out of their own pocket.

If I tip them the same as I would a normal server, they are already in the hole. I mostly tip them for their gas and car upkeep...that's why I tip them higher. I don't order delivery very often for this very reason though.

I'm not going to bust people's chops about what is fair enough...but I think I've explained it well enough to know you should tip more than what you would just sitting in a restaurant and tipping the server.
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