ST. LOUIS — A Midwest man who brought his coworkers bagels sliced like bread is getting an earful from New Yorkers and social media.
Alex Krautmann on Monday tweeted a photo of his Panera purchase and called the vertical slices “the St. Louis secret.” Krautmann pointed out it creates more slices and more surface area for cream cheese. He wrote the few remaining slices make nice bagel chips with hummus.
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
However, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York wasn’t buying it over the traditional horizontal slice. The Democrat tweeted “St Louis, fuhgeddaboudit.”
On behalf of the New York Delegation:— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 27, 2019
St. Louis, fuhgeddaboudit. https://t.co/zGvFRfBfJ0
New York City’s chief of detectives Dermot Shea thanked posters for reporting “this crime.” He wrote it would never happen in New York.
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
Panera told Krautmann the bagels “are on us” next time and they’ll be sliced however he’d like.