It is my understanding the HST is 12 per cent on restaurant meals. This doesn’t appear to be the case at a certain Sooke fast food establishment.
Last Saturday I took one of the discount coupons from the sheet issued each month in the mail which advertises two meals for $10.99. The cashier rang up $13.63. I pointed out the HST on $10.99 less than that (as in $1.32, making a total of $12.31). The acting manager came out and re-entered the order, lowering the bill to $12.94. She told me this was “the best they could do.”
Since there was a line-up forming behind me, I paid up and left. I’m not happy at being overcharged and would advise people to pay close attention to their bills.