Please tip the driver
Some people are not aware of this. I didn't know for a
long time. You're supposed to tip the pizza delivery driver like you tip the
waiter. They rely on tips and use their own car. This site will explore your
questions about tipping and how you can speed up the delivery time.
Your tips are greatly appreciated. It's what keeps
Do they earn the tip?
Absolutely. Drivers perform a service by bringing
dinner to your door. They take on financial costs and difficulties, more than
most people realize. Pizza delivery is considered a hazardous job by the US
government. They are third most likely to be murdered on the job, right after
police officer and taxi driver.
What about the delivery charge?
The delivery charge is a separate fee that stays with
the store and is not associated with the driver. Stores use it as a hidden
cover charge to disguise lower advertised prices. The national chains keep the
fee for themselves. They compensated their drivers for gas prior to enacting the fee. Local independent stores might give the fee to the driver
for gas or hourly wages, but that is not part of the tip. The tip is unaffected.
Tips are based on the bill amount after
delivery charge. More
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The purpose of this site is to raise awareness that pizza delivery drivers are
tipped employees. They deserve more respect than the negative stereotype. We
also aim to educate the public about house numbers and other ways customers can
speed their delivery time and make the process more enjoyable for themselves.
We are a group of former drivers from different stores who feel short changed by
the number of customers who did not tip. We are an independent organization and
do not reflect the views of any pizza store or chain. We are not sanctioned by
any pizza store or chain. Those who may currently deliver are not trying to
solicit tips but are crying out against an injustice that was done to them.
Thank you for visiting. Please spread the word.
Since you enjoy having it delivered,
please tip the driver
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overhead sign. We dare you to put that on your business or private sign.
In memory of Jeff Carpenter, 1985-2007.
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