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Old 09-26-2023, 1:13pm   #41
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Try getting a pizza delivered these days. On top of the hyper inflated price, they also tack on a service fee to cover driver insurance. Papa John's was the first to do it.


My last pizza from Papa John's cost over $40.
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I try to always pick-up food orders, the last three delivery attempt were clusterfuks, and I was reimbursed--which still sucked, because none of three deliveries were edible.

As said, why deal with consistent issues such as crappy deliveries, bad employee attitudes, BS add-on to price and mediocre food, just do the home cooking thing.

An exception to above is Texas Roadhouse, good food and great service, my goto, BUT go before 6 PM on a FRI or SAT, as one by me is very busy.

Also have good luck at the local Outback, you can still get the 6 oz sirloin lunch special with a side for $13.
Sometimes it's cheaper for me to do something like this than cook for just me at home.
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Old 09-26-2023, 1:24pm   #43
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At my favorite pizzia haunt a 16" Pepperoni with extra cheese with tax $16.00
(they don't deliver)
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An exception to above is Texas Roadhouse, good food and great service, my goto, BUT go before 6 PM on a FRI or SAT, as one by me is very busy.

Also have good luck at the local Outback, you can still get the 6 oz sirloin lunch special with a side for $13.

Texas Roadhouse? Outback?

I thought you were a baller. Perhaps sell some of that expensive Scotch so you can afford to go to decent restaurants.
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Texas Roadhouse? Outback?

I thought you were a baller. Perhaps sell some of that expensive Scotch so you can afford to go to decent restaurants.
Yeah..... like Sizzler
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Texas Roadhouse? Outback?

I thought you were a baller. Perhaps sell some of that expensive Scotch so you can afford to go to decent restaurants.
I am a common dood, never fancy, mostly due to my very, very poor upbringing.

I have EXQUISITE taste in cars and scotch, but I will dine where I see value, seeking value allows me to amass great collectible items.

BTW, was at dinner at TR with a dood, maybe a relative, may be a $B$, he is good with it, and also picked up the tab, it was his turn, so I have no complaints.

I have been to Mortons and RC a hundred times back in my corporate days, IMO they are both fluff and overpriced, I see no value in any meal that takes over an hour, interrupted often to clean the bread crumbs off the tablecloth.

Sorry for being low-end.
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Yeah..... like Sizzler
Funny mofo!!
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I agree, but if I had not left the tip. It would have just been a huge oversight.
Only place I will not leave a tip is in japan
How can you miss the interesting point of your own story?

1) Guy buys to-go and doesn't separately tip on that tab, but does so on a tab for in-house service.

2) Gets a call from the restaurant about not placing an individual tip on the to-go tab by the manager, who seems snippy. Pulled phone # from rez.

You: Gosh, I hope I left a tip on that first tab. There are very few places where I don't tip.

Everybody else: Who TF does that manager think he/she is? I'd have gone down there, torn his head off and shit down his neck!

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I don't leave tips. Be thankful i come to your restaurant.
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If I left a $25 tip on a $106 bill, and some asshole called me and asked why I didn't leave a tip, I believe I would be, shall we say, less than pleasant to said asshole.

Generally, I don't tip on take out. The tip is for the server, and they didn't serve me, why would I tip them?

I did make exceptions to that during the pandemic for some of my favorite places that I knew were struggling.
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If I left a $25 tip on a $106 bill, and some asshole called me and asked why I didn't leave a tip, I believe I would be, shall we say, less than pleasant to said asshole.

Generally, I don't tip on take out. The tip is for the server, and they didn't serve me, why would I tip them?

I did make exceptions to that during the pandemic for some of my favorite places that I knew were struggling.
I tip on to-go when I know the tip is going to the back of the house. You can ask...
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You go out to eat?
We used to almost daily. I mean to the point that a half dozen local places had our drinks brought to the table as we were walking in. And we would give christmas gifts (cash) to a few servers we befriended over the years. Still friends with a few.

Now up here in Mulberry, and to some extent due to Covid and being semi retired...we have not eaten out in years.
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Old 09-26-2023, 4:49pm   #53
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FYI. Frozen pizzas are even stupid priced now.
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Old 09-26-2023, 5:09pm   #54
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Ok , who started this whole tip shake down, anyway?
I thought you paid for services rendored and that was it.
Now , you pay extra for NO service.
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FYI. Frozen pizzas are even stupid priced now.
ALL things in grocery stores are 40+% higher compared to three years ago.
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I don't leave tips. Be thankful i come to your restaurant.
I was out by your hood last week. Food ain’t cheap (Flange $$) but they include a 20% tip if more than a few folks. They also add a BOH (back of house ‘fee’ of 3%).
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I was out by your hood last week. Food ain’t cheap (Flange $$) but they include a 20% tip if more than a few folks. They also add a BOH (back of house ‘fee’ of 3%).

Don Julio Blanco is $18???!!! ICNLT.
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Don Julio Blanco is $18???!!! ICNLT.
Pretty sad when the Irish guy ends up drinking the water. I quit the good stuff last year. More $$ for hookers and blow I guess.
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I was out by your hood last week. Food ain’t cheap (Flange $$) but they include a 20% tip if more than a few folks. They also add a BOH (back of house ‘fee’ of 3%).
OK, sorry for my ignorance, but WTF is the "back of the house"?
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OK, sorry for my ignorance, but WTF is the "back of the house"?
I had no clue either, but allegedly it’s a separate automatic tip for the kitchen donkeys etc. I guess everyone gets a tip now, maybe even there is one hidden in there for the landlord too. Blows my mind, but, California…
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