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ST. LOUIS –  The issue of St. Louis slicing a bagel like a loaf of bread has caused quite a stir across the internet that even popular snack brands and restaurants chimed in.

The bagel slicing ordeal began on Monday, March 25 when Twitter user Alek Krautmann tweeted a photo of two boxes of bagels sliced like bread that were purchased at Panera Bread aka the St. Louis Bread Company.  He 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.

However, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York wasn’t buying it over the traditional horizontal slice. The Democrat tweeted “St Louis, fuhgeddaboudit.”  New York City’s chief of detectives Dermot Shea thanked posters for reporting “this crime.” He wrote it would never happen in New York.

Panera told Krautmann the bagels “are on us” next time and they’ll be sliced however he’d like.

Who knew bagels bread-sliced would become such a heated topic?

As the debate rages on twitter, Chips Ahoy and Lions Choice have had a blast on social media poking fun at the sheer ridiculousness of the whole affair.

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