There is only one way to cut a bagel… Only. One.
The ex-manager of the bakery chain says St. Louis-style bagels started as ‘an accident.’
This is not an accident. It is a crime!
Via Times of Israel.
The bread-sliced bagel was an accident.
That’s what the former co-owner of Panera, Doron Berger, told me Thursday night. We talked on the phone more than 24 hours after a tweet of a few bagels, sliced like bread loaves, struck the internet like a nightmare and sparked a thousand hot takes.
Twitter users famous and obscure lambasted Alek Krautman, a St. Louis native, for suggesting there is more than one way to slice a bagel….
Here’s how Berger defends the bagel blasphemy: Panera introduced bagels in the early to mid-1990s, he said. To entice customers, the restaurants would put bagel samples out on the counter, sliced thinly (like bread) so that customers could have a small taste.
But Berger said customers got into the idea of thin bagel slices, and began asking for their bagels to be cut that way and overlaid with a slice of cheese. And so the bread-sliced bagel was born….
But Twitter had a few things to say about this:
1. If you didn’t buy them in New York City or New Jersey, those are not bagels.
2. I’m reporting you to my rabbi.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 27, 2019
It's my coworker's birthday! I served her cake St. Louis style: pic.twitter.com/oyalpoypzL
— Micah Gordon (@MicahJGordon) March 27, 2019
This is an embarrassment to the whole sliced foods community.
— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) March 27, 2019
stay out of new york
— COIB Daily Dose (@NYCCOIB) March 27, 2019
How is this guy not in a reeducation camp?
— Dave Anthony's still not debating Ben Shapiro (@daveanthony) March 27, 2019
The next bagel craze is obvious. Remove the outer crust. Peel me a grape? Naw! Peel me a bagel!
I like bread sliced bagels. I’m just hesitant to be on the same side of this discussion as Kraut_Man.
Aren’t bagel chips cut the same way? Just curious.
No. I think they have a hole in them.
And, come on, people. It’s a friggin’ bagel.