good replies, but it seems to me that the fundamental part of what I was getting at was never mentioned.
I feel like the fee + expected tip is tipping twice.
Like, in a hotel, when you order room service and they have a 10 or 15% delivery charge. Sometimes they tell you honesty the tip is included sometimes they just hover waiting for the second.
Or in restraruants, when the tip is included in the bill. I have seen this done, and it almost always is delivered by bringing the bill in a non-itemized way. When you ask to see the bill they get rude because they did not want you to see the 15% gratuity and are counting on you to tip them again.
I see the pizza charge as the same thing. It kinda made sense back in 2008 when they brought it out, gas was 4bucks a gallon, but now gas is back at 2.30, and the jacked up fee is still there. I dont want to tip twice, and I damn sure dont want to be forced to tip at all and then expected to feel generous after the fact.
I do not tip at macdonalds, nor do I tip at chinese buffet restraraunts - ie places you are expected to carry your own tray, to pick up your food at the counter and bus your own trash. I also do not tip at the places that have the crappy "tip" jar on the counter ~coffee places, smaller mom+pop restraraunts and stores, ie if I do the work, I aint giving you a tip just because you ran the register and took my money. I dont think any of those are quite the same as the case from the original post tho.