Growing up, my grandparents enjoyed preparing pork barbecue a few times every year at their home. Whenever they barbecued, they would invite several friends and other family members over. To serve with the pork meat, my grandmother always prepared several mouthwatering side dishes such as potato salad and baked beans. Because they slow cooked the meat for hours, they were always extremely tired when the fun festivities were complete. Nowadays, my family skips the hassle of cooking pork barbecue themselves. Instead, they enjoy this delicious entree at a favorite local restaurant. On this blog, you will discover the best side dishes to order with a pork barbecue meal at a restaurant. Enjoy!
If you are graduating from high school and going off to college soon, then you may be ready to start living your life as a young adult. While you may be ready, you may not understand certain aspects of adult life yet. One of these things that may be confusing is tipping, especially when it comes to all of that food delivery you will be ordering. If you are unsure about tipping etiquette, then keep reading to learn about the answers to two common questions.
Do You Need To Tip If There Is A Delivery Charge?
When you order your food from a local pizzeria or a local restaurant, you may be informed that there is a delivery charge added to your bill. Some people mistake this charge as an extra fee or a mandatory tip that goes to the delivery driver. However, you should understand that the fee is an extra charge simply for the hassle of delivering food. It may help to offset the cost of having to hire an extra employee to deliver the food, but it does not go to the driver directly.
In fact, the drivers often make a little less than $11 an hour on average. If you mistake the delivery fee for the tip, then it may seem like delivery drivers make a lot more than they actually do. Do not make the mistake of thinking this and always tip the delivery driver.
How Much Do You Tip?
Some people, especially poor college students, decide not to tip delivery drivers simply because it is not mandatory. You should never stiff the driver, for a variety of reasons. If you do not tip, then the driver will not feel obligated to get food to you on time in the future. This may mean cold food and extra long delivery times. Also, if local delivery drivers do not receive the tips they need to make a living wage, they may seek employment elsewhere. If the restaurant cannot keep a driver on staff, then deliver may not be offered in the future. This means far less takeout options for you.
If you understand that you need to tip every time, then you may be wondering exactly how much to give to the driver. This depends on a few factors. While some individuals say that it is customary to tip at least $5 on every deliver, this may be a little much for a college student, so start with a base tip of $3. If the driver is rude or if you think the driver offered poor service, then you can go with a $2 tip. If the driver had to drive a long distance or deliver food in poor weather, then give a $5 tip. Larger tips are also a good idea during peak delivery times. Friday and Saturday nights are the busiest, so offer larger tips on these days.