Do you bread slice your bagels? Social media torn by this 'St. Louis secret'

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - On Twitter Monday, a St. Louis man named Alex Krautmann shared a photo of two boxes of Panera bagels that were sliced vertically like a loaf of bread - a technique Krautmann dubbed a "St. Louis secret."

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

As an avid defender of St. Louis but a resident of NYC...this is horrible where is your respect for the bagels!? https://t.co/juPOzPBuZy

— casey federbusch (@caseyfederbusch) March 27, 2019

But while some Skillet staffers thought this method "allows for smaller, easy-to-consume portions that will toast quickly and are more shareable," most people - especially New Yorkers - hated it.

"I believe this is a Class A felony in NYC," tweeted Justin Brannan, while Erin Cline added, "Can honestly say this is the most angry bagels have ever made me."

For anyone who's ever had their bagels "bread sliced" at St. Louis Bread Co. restaurant, this isn't anything new. But judging by the reaction on social media, there's many people who've never seen it before.

Here are some other reactions:

We regret to inform you that St. Louis is cancelled. https://t.co/XSlhL1sN2G

— בנימן טבלוב | Benjamin (@bentev28) March 27, 2019

sell st. louis back to france https://t.co/DTDYNRd8eJ

— Walter Hickey (@WaltHickey) March 27, 2019

Can confirm. No one has ever eaten an entire cinnamon crunch bagel from St. Louis Bread Company (or "Panera" for you other folk). It must be bread-sliced and shared. Justice for bread-sliced chocolate chip bagels, too. I stand by this tweet. https://t.co/k4BOrmlch2

— Christina Stiehl (@ChristinaStiehl) March 27, 2019

get your bagels bread sliced at panera so you can dip it in the cream cheese while you’re in the car pic.twitter.com/NfFgVskRhT

— Jenn Behnke (@jenniferabehnke) December 15, 2018

Our team is divided over here. Do other people slice their bagel Bread Co style? https://t.co/NbdZjj6G6C

— Panera Bread (@panerabread) March 27, 2019

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