Tipping question

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  1. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed there's a grey area in tipping. If you order delivery, do you tip a percentage of the subtotal of all the food or do you also include the delivery fee? For example, you order a sandwich and drink, which costs:
    $22.50 (food and drink)
    $3.00 (delivery fee).
    $2.14 (tax)

    I know you don't include the tax. However, if you want to tip 20%, do you calculate $22.50 X .20? Or do you add the delivery fee and thus calculate $25.50 X .20?
     
  2. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    When I saw the title, I was going to say, "Put your shoulder into it, but more importantly make sure the cow doesn't hear you coming."

    As for the money, since 20% of the delivery fee isn't really significant, I'd just throw it in there to be nice. Of course, if you're not satisfied with the quality of the delivery service, tip accordingly.
     
  3. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Moderator

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    oy vey.

    Typically, tipping threads have not ended well on CowboysZone. :muttley:
     
  4. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    Then I would strongly request that people be respectful. Tipping is just a normal part of doing business with restaurants in the United States. Not every country does it like we do, but I don't see it as a reason to get upset.
     
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  5. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    Pick up your own food. Problem solved…

    :lmao::lmao::lmao:

    I’m a problem solver…
     
  6. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    If your having food delivered because you are unable to drive then tip above what you would normally tip…
     
  7. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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    I normally just guestimate the 20% of the total and round to the nearest dollar. Anything close to that and your delivery person should be happy.
     
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  8. Reverend Conehead

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    That sounds reasonable. I'll include the delivery fee in the tip calculations then.
     
  9. Tabascocat

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    20% of the grand total, round up to the next dollar if past the .50 mark :thumbup:
     
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  11. CalPolyTechnique

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    Yeah, it’s not a gray area to them. More like slight of hand when they provide you those suggested tip calculations.

    In your scenario I would only tip on the food and drink.

    Also, if they charge a $3 delivery fee I would only tip what is necessary to get you to that 20%. For example, 20% x $22.50 = $4.50 tip, so I would add $1.50 (tip) to the $3 “delivery fee” to get to $4.50.

    So, I’m your scenario the final breakdown would be:
    $22.50 food
    $3.00 delivery fee
    $1.50 tip
    $2.14 tax

    Remember, all a “delivery fee” is a way for them to ensure some sort of “tip.”
     
  12. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    Do the drivers get that delivery fee, or does that go to the company who hires the drivers?
     
  13. Vtwin

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    I want a taste of that twenty dollar sandwich. It must be 'amazing'!
     
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  14. Runwildboys

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    It's just 3 fives and 4 singles on a $1.00 roll.
     
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  15. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    Subway footlongs are over $10 now and they’re the worst sandwich you can buy.
     
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  16. dreghorn2

    dreghorn2 Original Zoner (he's a good boy!)

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    I always hear Madonna music in my head when reading the tipping threads.
     
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  17. CalPolyTechnique

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    DoorDash says their delivery goes 100% to the driver.
     
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  18. Ranching

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    I tip 20% of the total bill....tipped 30% at the height of the pandemic, back to 20 since the restaurants went back to 100% occupancy.
     
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  19. CouchCoach

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    Anyone that buys a $22.50 sammich sandwich, should be a heavy tipper.
     
  20. Reverend Conehead

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    That was just an amount pulled out of thin air for an example.
     
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