Just down the road from me is one of the wealthiest string of communities in the entire state of Michigan. And in that “just down the road from me” are six pizza chains selling their sludge. I swore off all these thieves a bit ago, when they started adding a $5 “service charge” to the back side of an order. So a $14.99 pizza order became $19.99 , plus delivery. Following me so far?
Here I am, the night before Thanksgiving, and no good choices to get a last minute dinner on the table. So, I order from a pizza joint three blocks from my house in beautiful St Clair Shores. The Pizza I order is $16.99. Final charge is $21.99. Delivery is “extra”.
Just asked the young man who delivered the pie to us: “how much of the service charge do you get”. He told me $1.25. I’m surprized! Some pizza joint owner is sharing the bounty with his low paid employees.