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Old 12-29-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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LovinCarl - I think you need to move to Europe where they don't have the tipping
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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I eat at a smorgasboard buffet once in a while and you serve yourself, get your own drinks, etc. You are not supposed to tip so I don't. It is covered in the price.
Other places are cheaper( chinese all you can eat, another buffet) and also mostly self serve( you get your own food but they refill your drinks). I tip about 10% or a little more at those places. Tipping is part of the costs of eating out. So is tipping the delivery driver. The person is bringing food to your door, that is a service. The restaurant is paying him but nobody would do that job if nobody tipped. If you can't or won't tip, don't be a slob and get the pizza yourself. I get my own pizza 90% of the time just to save the 5 dollars or so I'd have to tip.
Now tip jars are another story. If its take out, I never tip more than a dollar. Maybe 2 if its a sit down place. But to earn that tip I want to be thanked and a the person should be friendly and courteous and even appear happy to have my business. That goes for sit in full service restaurants. Nobody likes a server that doesn't smile, is not friendly or doesn't try to make your meal enjoyable or see you get what you want. Those people don't last long because they can't figure out why nobody tips them.
If people know you tip, they serve you better.
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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lmao, not me dude...if the person is poor he/she shouldn't be ordering room service and I don't appreciate a customer that don't tip; in fact I'd remember the cheap a s s e s the next time around and make sure they they get an unpleasant dining experience. By the way, we do keep a log!
And just how would you do that Bob?
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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Well Houston, I do that in several ways. First i let my fellow drivers know about the stingy customer ( let's call him Tyrone) so we all operate in the same manner. Since I almost always have several deliveries on the same run, Tyrone will get his food last. If it's during the summer, Tyrone's food will be by the A.C. vent getting nice and cold unless it's a salad of course..In the winter , it will rest in the backseat next to an opened window to preserve it well under 20 deg.F..now the fun part. As a smoker, why would i use my ashtray when Tyrone's pizza is nearby! I'm talking about an additional topping at no charge here! and there's no better time to check my oil so i can smear some motor oil on my fingers and wipe it with tyrone's pizza box for added flavor. After i get to Tyrone, i greet him nicely with a big smile and tell him how much i enjoy free deliveries. I do not give him any flyer coupons hoping he won't order again, and in case he does, I would insist on having the coupon otherwise Tyrone will have to pay full price...There's much more we could do, i bet you'd like to know..don't you?
Federal Crimes..... Tampering with a food product... Plus someone may end up owning the pizza store you are working for, if you get caught..
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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When i am not making my home made italian pizzas being ITALIAN, I WILL always tip at least $5.00 depnding on how long i have to wait. You guys have some cheap pizza places where you live, our bill is usually around $40.00 at least, then i will tip more, again, depending on the wait, one time we were told half an hour, and the pizza did not come for over 1 1/2 hours, needless to say, in that amount of time, could of made the darn thing. Tip depends on our bill, and the wait.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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I hope for all you NON-tippers you are enjoying the ****ty service you will get with your order each time you order and don't tip. Customers like that are certainly not my main priority at my job. Besides being a dangerous job, it is also costly to the driver to bring you your food because you're cheap and lazy and don't want to use your own gas or time to pick up your dinner. Or because the weather has dangerous driving conditions but we are still out working to bring dinner to your family. Not to mention the risk of robbery and the wear and tear on the car, on top of being a good target for your kids to play pranks on ordering pizza to a wrong address. Risking automobile accidents or saving you from getting a DUI. You're right, drivers don't deserve tips, what was anyone thinking. I think you should check out [url=http://WWW.TIPTHEPIZZAGUY.COM]Remember To Tip The Pizza Delivery Driver[/url]
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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P.S. Especially the ones who complain just to get a free meal. You didn't pay for your meal, you didn't even leave your house, and you can't fork over a few dollars....SERIOUSLY?
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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It is only common sense to tip the pizza driver, we also tip furniture delivery people, it is just the right thing to do. We also tip the pizza driver pretty good, usually $5.00 at least that much.But now saying this, is for great tasting Pizza being Italian, and how long it takes for the pizza to get to us, if taking to long, i can make it myself. If the service is terrible, i will not tip, and will call them up, and tell them what the problem is, i usually get my way, you must speak up, if businesses do not know there is a problem, how can they make it better, And believe me, if there is a problem, i will speak up.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I hope for all you NON-tippers you are enjoying the ****ty service you will get with your order each time you order and don't tip. Customers like that are certainly not my main priority at my job. Besides being a dangerous job, it is also costly to the driver to bring you your food because you're cheap and lazy and don't want to use your own gas or time to pick up your dinner. Or because the weather has dangerous driving conditions but we are still out working to bring dinner to your family. Not to mention the risk of robbery and the wear and tear on the car, on top of being a good target for your kids to play pranks on ordering pizza to a wrong address. Risking automobile accidents or saving you from getting a DUI. You're right, drivers don't deserve tips, what was anyone thinking. I think you should check out Remember To Tip The Pizza Delivery Driver
I almost always go out myself and pick up pizza instead of having it delivered because if it's wrong (which half the time it is) then they can correct it quickly while I wait. Also, I find that no matter how much I tip the pizza guy the pizza is usually cold when it arrives if I do have it delivered. Not worth the tip IMHO. I don't live far from the pizza joint either; it's a 3 minute drive door to door and I do not even have to cross any busy roads. So to me there is no excuse for it being cold.

That being said I do tip the pizza guy or Chinese food guy (or gal) on the very rare occasions that they come here. The size of the tip depends on how big the order was and how prompt they were. (If it's a Saturday night or there's a big game on, I realize it will take longer and take that into account.)
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I tip everyone that is providing a service in the service industry. And, if I can't afford to tip, I do not utilize their services- 20% is the norm, but if they go above and beyond I aim for a bit higher.

I even tip the cashier at Dunkin Donuts after she/he makes my coffee and rings me up ... I drop 50-cents into their cup that's usually on the counter.
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