I don't know it was the junk food factor as much as people who seldom order, and don't get it that at the end of a normal day, the tips end up being the same amount as our delivery payment and mileage together.
Actually, the only "junk" food place I can think of that people regularly get from is Taco Bell. They have a strong following.
Most of the time pick ups are from regular restaurants. Anywhere from good burgers to sushi. A lot of vegan and halal orders.
There's this one customer I've delivered to several times. She must be an elderly woman with a health care worker who stays with her. She always orders from this restaurant that is really "old Austin" and she gets things like rib eye, crab bisque, wonderful cakes and desserts, etc. For both herself and her aide. I've never seen her, her aide comes to the door.
She obviously has money.
There's this other woman I deliver to, that makes me sad and happy at the same time.
She'll usually order Mexican food, but good Mexican, not fast food. She lives in an apartment that's in a lower economic neighborhood, but safe enough.
She must be ill, or disabled or something. The first time I arrived I was surprised when a little girl, like 4, answered the door. I asked for her mommy, and she struggled a little to explain, "um....she's....sleeping?" I realized she was in the back in a bedroom.
I gave the little girl the food, and since she had to struggle a little with it, making a couple trips, I managed to have a moment to see the apartment from the doorway. It was neat as a pin and clean. Smelled very fresh. The little girl was dressed well, clean, quiet and polite. So I felt ok.
When I was done giving her the food I said "You and your mommy enjoy your meal sweetie", and she nodded solomnely and started to close the door. Then, at the last second, she threw it open again and she said "Thank you very much" and Clunk went the door, and I heard it lock.
I've been there a couple more times, and she always answers. I say "Hello Sweetie!" and I get a big smile now. I don't push conversation though. I don't want to to think it's ok to talk to strangers.