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When Pizza hut charges a "Delivery Charge" Does that go to the driver?

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Yes, at least some of it does. As a delivery driver for Pizza Hut, I was paid minimum wage, which I believe for me was about $5.40/hour or something around that. On top of that, drivers were paid around 70 cents a delivery, no matter how far (or close, for that matter) the delivery was. That was their way of reimbursing us for mileage, at least at my store. In other words, they never kept track of mileage, they simply paid us 70 cents per delivery, and it usually evened out between the long and the short drives to more or less cover the cost of gas (depending on the type of car you drove, of course.) The answer to your question is that yes, the 70 cents came from the delivery charge (The Pizza Hut where I worked charged $1 as a delivery charge.) So, drivers do get some of the delivery charges. I think it also depends on the price of gas, because when I took the summer off and came back (and gas prices had gone up since the last time I worked), we received a few cents more per ... more
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As a pizza hut driver we get a portion of the delivery charge depending on the price of gas it ranges from .60 cents to .75 a delivery. it is how they help pay for gas but the driver pays for most of it and here in wisconsin alot of us have 4 wheel drive veichles for winter delivery so it dosent help much . Your paid 6.50 an hour not nearly enought to cover the wear and tear to your vehicle. Also you should always tip at least 15% in summer and 20% or more in winter. As for reporting tips drivers are not required to as the money is earned off pizza hut property and you are not really considerd at work that is also the reasion we are not given any breaks or a lunch. more
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A "Delivery Charge" is actually a misnomer, regardless of which pizza company you order from. A portion of this charge is sometimes given to the drivers, again at the company's discretion, but most of it typically goes directly into the store's profits. The reason? Food costs are increasing. Whether it's the price of the food itself, or the cost of having it delivered to the store, the costs eat into the profit margins of the company. Pizza is known for being a relatively cheap way to feed plenty of people, so rather than bump the prices up, the companies implement a "Delivery Charge" and line their profits with everything that isn't given to the driver, (the store's portion) of which is usually at least 50% of the additional charge. The company does not use this money to compensate drivers, or improve the quality of the product. Instead, it is used to pay for the increased costs of the ingredients, while maintaining the facade of keeping low prices. To put it simply, the delivery ... more
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Obviously a college kid isn't going to slave drive and run out of gas. They wouldn't zoom around like they if it were a no-win situation. At the price all of them want to deliver it for the price of getting it myself (not very desirable) I skip delivery altogether and I disdain tipping as I hear nothing good from waitpersons about it when all is said and done and I feel total value should be reflected in the price ONCE. Beyond restaurants tip jars have become the new socially acceptable form of begging for those who cannot create a proper pricing strategy. I can't afford to tip, give to charity, I like to eat or I would but I'm on a fixed income less than 700 dollars. more
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