Regional food differences have struck again. Yesterday, an unsuspecting Twitter user shared his favorite way of enjoying bagels—sliced vertically into 10 or so pieces. The “St. Louis secret” was a hit among his co-workers, he said.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t a hit on the internet. Hundreds of people responded to the tweet, calling it disrespectful to bagels.
Bagel-proud New Yorkers were especially offended by the tweet.
NYPD’s Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea called it a "crime" that would "never" happen in New York, prompting Staten Island’s police department to suggest the bigger offense is ordering bagels from Panera in the first place.
Some people joked about other "St. Louis-style" foods, such as demolished cake and Spaghettios-based jelly rolls.
Clearly, vertically sliced bagels are not everyone's bae-goals. But Panera was down with it, offering Alex Krautmann, the original poster, free bagels sliced however he'd like during his next visit.
All's well that ends well, or something like that, right?