What is Takeout Taxi?
Takeout Taxi is a third party multi-restaurant delivery service. In other words, we deliver for over 30 restaurants and we don't work for any of the companies that we deliver for.
Where do you deliver to?
We deliver to pretty much the entire Greater Buffalo Area. We regularly make deliveries all across Erie county. With prior notice, we can accomodate orders outside of our normal delivery range. We have made several deliveries to Niagara Falls, NY and some as far east as Batavia (These longer distances have special circumstances though). There are certain areas of the city of Buffalo that we do not service.
How much does this service cost?
The delivery charge depends on the restaurant you are ordering from and where you are located. Most delivery charges are either $5.99 or $6.99 and would increase for longer distances. It is expected that you will tip the driver, 15% is customary.
$5.99 +Tip ? That sounds expensive.
It might at first, but when you consider how much it costs to go to the restaurant the costs are almost the same. If you were to go and eat at the restaurant, you would pay for fuel to get there. Then you would tip the waiter/waitress. And then you would pay for fuel to go home. The service charge is probably about the same as the cost of your fuel. When you add in the amount of time you would spend driving there, the service charge is a bargain!
If I tip a waiter/waitress 15%, why would I tip a driver the same amount? The waiter serves me the entire time, but your driver only brings me my food.
A waiter/waitress serves you throughout your meal, and that meal would take maybe an hour, 90 minutes at the most. But that waiter/waitress serves you and 4 other tables at the same time. So you are getting between 12-18 minutes of that waiter's time. Our drivers spend 40 minutes of their time on just YOUR order. So it's fair to say that the driver deserves as much as a waiter/waitress.
Do you have gift certificates?
Yes we do. Our gift certificates make the perfect gift for any occasion. We have $5, $10, and $25 denominations. We can mail them to you or the person you are sending them to, or for faster service you can pick them up in person at our office. Call us at 631-2222 to find out more.