21 May 2020
Last March, a simple tweet about sliced bagels prompted Internet users to express their dissatisfaction with the preparation of the bagels.
Today I introduced my colleagues to St Louis’s secret to ordering sliced bagel bread. It was a hit! pic.twitter.com/XNGbljtpYz
– Alek Krautmann (@AlekKrautmann) March 26, 2019
Twitter user Alek Krautmann gained unexpected notoriety when he tweeted about a seemingly harmless gift he gave his colleagues. The image showed a variety of Panera Bread bagels sliced like loaves of bread with the caption “Today I introduced my colleagues to the secret to ordering sliced bagels in St. Louis.” It was a success! “
Many people weighed in on the controversy and many more had fun with the debate. As the back-and-forth has finally calmed down, a recent tweet brought it to light again.
People take their bagels seriously, especially in the Northeast, which is why a Twitter account operated by the State Government of New Jersey posted a tweet mocking the slicing of bagels using a meme format. popular current linked to the coronavirus and its effects on society.
my 2020 projects pic.twitter.com/UdrgzP6hFy
– New Jersey (@NJGov) May 20, 2020
The tweet featured a photo of regular bagels with the words “my plans” and a photo of Panera’s sliced bread bagels next to it with the words “2020”.
Since then, many Twitter users have stepped in, including the City of St. Louis Emergency Management, who noted, “Our bagels are NOT a disaster.”