What should I tip on a large food delivery order?
March 24, 2012 10:53 PM Subscribe
How much are you supposed to tip on giant food delivery order?
posted by macrowave to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
If I order $1200 worth of food for my upcoming wedding reception (off of a restaurant's catering menu), am I expected to tip the delivery driver $180-$240? I realize that 15-20% is standard, and as a former service industry worker, I make sure to always tip well. But $240 seems extra steep for 20 minutes worth of work (give or take), and we're on a super tight budget to the extent that this is the sort of detail that's going to make or break us. There's no service fee that I'm aware of, although I'm not 100% clear on that. Also, we're not using their staff for catering in any way, rather they're just dropping off hot aluminum pans full of food.
What have you guys done in this sort of situation?