A man wrote on Twitter that he had introduced his co-workers to the “St. Louis secret” to cutting bagels.
Instead of cutting the bagel in half lengthwise, they were “bread sliced,” Alex Krautmann wrote.
The photo shows the bagels sliced like small loaves of bread.
Today I introduced my coworkers to the St Louis secret of ordering bagels bread sliced. It was a hit! pic.twitter.com/XNGbljtpYz
— Alek Krautmann (@AlekKrautmann) March 26, 2019
“Today I introduced my coworkers to the St Louis secret of ordering bagels bread sliced. It was a hit!” he wrote in full.
Krautmann’s photo drew controversy and jokes.
I work in a bakery that makes bread & bagels every morning…. If someone asked me to “bread slice” bagels I’d refuse service. I have standards and a healthy respect for bagels.
— Str8OuttaSKAtland (@titty_tornado) March 27, 2019
This feels like something that should get a person sent to Gitmo
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) March 27, 2019
I did the same in St. Louis and nobody ever asked for this not once never.
— Justin (@jduello23) March 28, 2019
you should be ashamed of yourself
— Blake News (@blakehounshell) March 27, 2019
“Slicing bagels like bread is a well-known secret in St. Louis,” Sara Burnett, a Panera Bread spokeswoman told Today.com.
She added that people around the United States can order their bagels “St. Louis style.”
No bagels for you! pic.twitter.com/7ZEHlCVVwC
— Karen Good Potter (@karenlgpotter) March 28, 2019
It’s allowed if you slice them in the other direction so you get 3 round slices. But this is an abomination
— Michael Lieberman (@1398post) March 28, 2019
Officials in New York City, where the bagel is a staple deli item, posted jokes.
Thank you for reporting this crime, but we only serve New York City, where this would NEVER happen. https://t.co/dNCyX56svk
— Chief Dermot F. Shea (@NYPDDetectives) March 27, 2019
On behalf of the New York Delegation:
St. Louis, fuhgeddaboudit. https://t.co/zGvFRfBfJ0
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 27, 2019
Which is the greater offense? Bagels from Panera (seriously???) or the ridiculous way they are sliced?
— NYPD Staten Island (@NYPDstatenIslnd) March 27, 2019