I Should Have Just Kept Quiet About This
This post on competing sales tax rates at sandwich shops in the Central West End has not had the results I had hoped for. (I don’t really know which results I hoped for, just not this one.) Panera The St. Louis Bread Company on the Forest Park Parkway near Euclid has apparently raised its sales taxes. In the last post, two months ago, it had by far the lowest rate in the area. On a recent trip there to get some coffee, superstar intern Tom Duda saw that the tax has been increased dramatically. A tax that had been below 6 percent is now more than 10 percent. At least 1.5 percent of that can be attributed to an application of the sit-down restaurant tax, but I don’t know where the rest comes in. (Both visits measured were “to go,” to keep it clean and simple.)
Needless to say, Show-Me Daily is not exactly proud to have potentially contributed to a tax increase.