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What's with this delivery charge nonsense?

 
 
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2010 09:24 pm
Progresso Italian Wedding Soup : Deliciouso!
Had it for lunch on Monday.
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No delivery charge here in New York City unless they say so up front.
None , that would be NONE, of the restaurants around here charge a delivery fee. Not 107 (American food), not Don Richardo's, not Fresh Tortillas, not the Indian Palace. Nobody adds any delivery fee.

Joe(regular tip is two bucks for a regular delivery, five bucks for a big one.)Nation
Mame
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2010 10:13 pm
@tsarstepan,
Just that one - I've never encountered it before... and I have to go now to answer Chai's cheeky responses. She's like a delivery charge herself, if you know what I mean. Gotta nip that in the bud.
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Mame
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2010 10:15 pm
@ehBeth,
Well see, the ad says "Free Delivery within X km", so I was surprised at the delivery charge. I realize I should have said that earlier. I've just never encountered the Delivery Charge. Like why would they charge? I used to deliver pizzas (in college) and there was never a delivery charge.

Just asking.
Mame
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2010 10:16 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

I'm just curious. Do other restaurants in your area charge a delivery fee?


Not that I've noticed!
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Mame
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2010 10:19 pm
@chai2,
Chai, I quite agree with you about flip top cans, but even more so, how about wine bottles? Why not have a flip top there? I know you don't imbibe anymore but the rest of us that do would really appreciate not having to bring along a corkscrew in our purse, or, worse yet, our jacket pocket. Or even worser yet, a screwdriver.

All in all, if all you have to complain to Canada about is the lack of flip-tops, I'd say you're sitting pretty.

Instead of me coming down there to see you, come up HERE to see us, girl.
Mame
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2010 10:21 pm
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:

Progresso Italian Wedding Soup : Deliciouso!
Had it for lunch on Monday.
==
No delivery charge here in New York City unless they say so up front.
None , that would be NONE, of the restaurants around here charge a delivery fee. Not 107 (American food), not Don Richardo's, not Fresh Tortillas, not the Indian Palace. Nobody adds any delivery fee.

Joe(regular tip is two bucks for a regular delivery, five bucks for a big one.)Nation


Alrighty then! I stand VINDICATED!!! Pah!
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dadpad
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2010 10:25 pm
no flip top cans here. I've never heard of such a thing. we got ringpulls is that it?
No delivey charges or tips for that matter.
I'd say move to Australia mame but its as hot as hell here and you would melt.
Mame
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2010 10:27 pm
@dadpad,
I would certainly melt, and most likely from mumpad's evil eye. I like the way they do things there.... and ringpulls are flip tops, yes.
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 12:25 am
Yep - no delivery charges on food from most restaurants here.

In addition, from my favourite Thai restaurant I get a 10% discount as a preferred customer.

Tipping? What's that - and why would you - that's what they're paid to do. (At least here they earn a living wage!)
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 12:39 am
@Mame,
Corkscrews? I usually just unscrew the cap.
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 12:49 am
Italian wedding soup is very good . . . i have no opinion on whether or not one should have to use a can opener to get at it, though . . .
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 08:49 am
@Mame,
Was this from a delivery service? Like one that delivers from several different restaurants? If so, this is the charge for this service and no it does not represent a tip. I've also seen some restaurants/take out places that will charge a small delivery service - usually it is for smaller orders for example, for charges less than $10, we add $3 delivery charge. $8 seems steep so I am guessing this is a delivery company, rather than the restaurant itself.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 08:53 am
@chai2,
I think because cats love tuna so much, they've learned how to open the flip tops themselves. Can't answer why they don't for the human tuna - maybe because the cats would open and eat those as well.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 08:56 am
@Mame,
Maybe with the increased gas prices.....
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 08:57 am
@Mame,
Wel haven't you heard of Mad Dog 20/20 - that comes in a screw off top.
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 08:57 am
@roger,
seems Roger is familar with it.
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 09:38 am
@Linkat,
It was not a delivery service; it was the restaurant's charge.

I also don't like it when restaurants set the gratuity. I won't go to them. I don't mind them setting their menu prices, of course, but you're not going to tell me what to tip. Some servers become sloppy or inattentive when there's a built-in tip.

What's Mad Dog 20/20?
dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 09:55 am
@chai2,
my persoanl valuation of chai 2 has just gone up from 5 to 7.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 10:09 am
@Mame,
Quote:
I don't mind them setting their menu prices, of course, but you're not going to tell me what to tip. Some servers become sloppy or inattentive when there's a built-in tip.


In my neck of the woods the automatic tip is usually reserved for parties of eight or more. Problem is, before some of us caught on, we were tipping again, when the tip was already included. Well, ya live and learn.

Also, I noticed that the automatic tip was usually lower than what I normally give, so in some sense, with me, the server got screwed.
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 10:21 am
You must be exceptional, Phoenix. It is considered axiomatic in the restaurant business that women diners are like good canoes--they don't tip.
 

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