“We regret to let you know that St. Louis is cancelled.”
Posted on March 27, 2019, at 2:20 p.m. ET
You know, the Jewish American breakfast staple with a cut fine down the center, on the entire topped with lox and cream cheese. Yum!
Nevertheless wait…what is…THIS:
A selection of lowering bagels as you would a loaf of bread — aka bread-sliced — has precipitated OUTRAGE among a quantity of of us this week. (Okay, so no longer trusty outrage, nonetheless, love, bread outrage.)
The drama all began when Alek Krautmann, a St. Louis native and employee of the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, tweeted a portray Monday of a field of Panera bagels looking out love they’d long undergone a paper shredder.
“This day I offered my coworkers to the St. Louis secret of ordering bagels bread sliced,” he tweeted. “It changed into a hit!”
Here’s one we recreated ourselves with a knife (no longer a fancy slicer) so you may perchance well presumably gawk this mess in all its glory:
Whereas Krautmann’s bagels may perchance well even impartial had been a hit alongside with his colleagues (ALLEGEDLY), they had been no longer so favorite with a bunch of alternative of us.
Some of us had been deeply offended.
And of us had been going around straight up canceling St. Louis.
Aloof, some of us from St. Louis are adamantly defending the apply, which is most popular at Panera (aka St. Louis Bread Company, because it’s recognized in its founding metropolis).
And Panera itself talked about it’s divided over the tell.
Naturally, as a proud bagel eater/Jew/Unusual Yorker/journalist (these are all synonyms), I did what I had to attain: I talked to just a few other folks that’ve worked at Panera in St. Louis.
Andrea Lanning, 25, explained that Panera areas there all obtain computerized bread slicers for this very motive, which she talked about makes it “easy to dip in cream cheese or butter or correct snack on in smaller bites.”
“Bread-sliced changed into the most popular plot to put collectively the bagels on the Bread Company!” Lanning talked about.
Jenna Jones, 20, recounted the painful memory of 1 Mother’s Day when a buyer ordered 169 bagels — all bread-sliced.
“I obtain it changed into the worst day of my lifestyles and one woman had a psychological breakdown when she changed into serving to me,” Jones talked about.
Bread-lowering, though favorite, may perchance well even be rather a nuisance to Panera employees, as quite loads of them obtain complained through the years. Moral examine these *classic* tweets I uncovered:
Regardless of her familiarity with bread-lowering, Jones is smooth puzzled about why it’s even a thing.
“It doesn’t even taste better?? Esteem, it tastes the identical, I obtain it’s correct a subject of comfort??” she talked about.
“I’d like names of who bread-sliced the main bagel,” she talked about. “So whenever you happen to gain out, let me know.”
So, are you a bread-slicer? Traditionalist? Let’s originate some arguments within the feedback, of us.