27 Things Your Pizza Guy Won’t Tell You
Love pizza? Get smarter about service with our list of things pizza delivery people wish you knew before dialing in your order.
I can’t wait forever
I’ll knock on your door three times and call you on the phone twice. If you don’t answer, don’t call later to complain that you didn’t get your food.
Telling me your address is just the first step
Making sure the number is on your house or mailbox is kind of important too.
The more gated the community, the more guarded the wallet
The best tips actually come from middle- and lower-class people who know what pizza delivery service workers go through. In fact, a recent study revealed this is how Americans really tip.
I’m just a kid
Many delivery drivers are teenage boys, and most parents don’t like their teenage boys driving around at night in downpours or blizzards. Yet these same people have no qualms about having other teenage kids deliver their pizza in these conditions. Come on, we’re not obligated to follow the postal carriers’ motto about making deliveries in all sorts of weather.
There are always special customers
Like the little old lady who wants to pay her bill with a $5 check. I’ll take it because none of us want to be mean to a grandmother. But if she hasn’t ordered from us before, I won’t take it.
Keep it short and sweet
We act like we really want to have a conversation with you at your door, but unless we know you, we don’t. Basically, we just want to get the delivery over with, even if you throw out an interesting conversation starter. I will try to be as nice to you as possible, but if you complain that I’m late, or if you have a problem with your order, I won’t be so nice.
The majority of our employees work 12-14 hours a day
At the end of the day, we just want to go home. So please don’t call a pizza delivery service at closing time and then complain that we can’t accommodate you. Here’s how to save money eating out, according to restaurant workers.
At our shop, we use our own cars to deliver pizza
Last week, one of our guys smashed his car into a pole on an icy road. Now he’s using a rental car.