My big story from last night was a delivery that was WAY out of our area. Our managers seem to now have the ability to accept out of area orders at their discretion. This was a $60 order and they did give a nice $10 tip, but I don't think it was all that great.
It was 17.6 miles round trip, so it was about 4 x my average distance. Since I get reimbursed $1.15 per run (or $1.15 per 4 miles on average), the extra miles cost me $3.45. Putting the tip down to $6.45.
Now that is always a good tip, but it took me 45 minutes to get there and back. I could have taken 2 deliveries during that time and made $3 each and done just as good.
Also of interest is that our delivery fee got raised from $1.59 to $1.99. Now this delivery fee goes to the company, not to the driver. This is a common misconception, and I expect the increased fees will cut into my tips.