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04 December 2010

What do you tip for Pizza Delivery? I got 3$ and then up depending on the bigness of the order and the weather conditions. But then again this is a local place I want to keep a good relationship with, how to you tip for Pizza?
do you tip. Topping for Pizza Delivery happens in only very specialized films.
posted by The Whelk 04 December | 20:13
I tipped 10% when I ordered the other night. ($4 on a $40 order.) The place is two miles from me (in the 'burbs) and the weather was fine.
posted by amro 04 December | 20:14
I've got some "Don't tip to much! they're literally 4 blocks away!" and I go "We use them like 5 times a month, I don't want to be stringy"
posted by The Whelk 04 December | 20:24
I tip roughly 15% or up, and more for smaller orders; say, five bucks if the total is under $20. Huh, Tip The Pizza Guy says I'm tipping high, but five bucks for bringing me pizza? That sounds reasonable to me.

But then, we live down a little side walk on a small street, so the delivery person isn't just pulling off the main road, hopping out of the car, and dropping it off. And if it's cold or raining or miserable (which it probably is if we can't be bothered to walk to any of the nearby pizza places), I'll gladly spend a little extra to show some appreciation to the delivery person.
posted by Elsa 04 December | 20:32
Elsa thats my general feeling, the basic "gives me pizza to my house" rate is set at around 5, 3 for a normal number in good weather, 5+ if it's awful out or I'm ordering a big load. Seriously, they make pizza APPEAR at your door, that has to cost money.
posted by The Whelk 04 December | 20:39
yeah I guess I agree with the Pizza Guy link, 3 dollars is the basic bottom level for someone showing up at your house.
posted by The Whelk 04 December | 20:40
Hm I don't get the "more for good service" in terms of delivery, so much of it is how many orders you get and how far apart they are, the person has no control of that.
posted by The Whelk 04 December | 20:42
I'm not sure I'd tip the same if I lived in NYC, though. I dunno: presumably, the pizza places are closer together (and to the customers) and the density of orders is greater.

... but then the cost of living is higher,too. I guess it balances out.

In my book, "good service" for pizza delivery probably means things like:
- doesn't forget your drinks in the car
- delivers in a reasonable time frame
- isn't notably surly

Man, now I want pizza. Unfortunately, the REALLY REALLY GREAT pizza place in my neighborhood doesn't deliver... and I am certainly not putting on shoes now.
posted by Elsa 04 December | 20:56
What do you top for Pizza Delivery?
...happens in only very specialized films.

And what were you watching that inspired this post? Your Freudian slip is showing m'dear :-P
posted by WolfDaddy 04 December | 22:06
Yeah I don't/can't do drink orders and everything is in at the very most within the hour and it's all slightly terrified mexican men, so it doesn't quite apply.
posted by The Whelk 04 December | 22:08
20% always, unless it's hours late.
posted by BoringPostcards 04 December | 22:45
At least 20%. I delivered pizza all through college in State College, PA which has worse weather than Buffalo so I appreciate the life of a pizza driver. The fact that I can order food and it shows up at my door without me having to venture out into the dark/cold/rain/show/sleet/wintery mix/etc is worth tipping the guy who figures out where our house is and and what combination of one-way streets to get to it.
posted by octothorpe 04 December | 23:08
$10 minimum, no matter how small the order.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson 05 December | 01:19
Five bucks, no matter what. Sometimes more if it's like a huge order but generally $5. I just count it as part of the cost of the pizza.
posted by mygothlaundry 05 December | 22:45
Hmm, so I am evidently the cheapskate here. I am glad you posted this thread. I will have to tip more next time.
posted by amro 06 December | 08:44
My go to job all the way through school was waitressing, so I'm in the 15-20% camp too.
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