You know, the Jewish-American breakfast pin with a slice in the middle of the middle, often topped with lox and cream cheese. Yum!
But wait … what is … THIS:
A style of sliced bagels that you wanted a bread – aka "slices of bread" – has caused OUTRAGE among many people this week. (Okay, so not genuine rebellion, but as broke rebellion).
The drama started when Alek Krautmann, a St. Louis native and employed by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, tweeted a picture on Monday in a box of Panera bagels similar to having gone through a hard copy.
"Today, I introduced colleagues to the St. Louis secret to order bagel bread slices," he tweeted. "It was a hit!"
Here's one we recreated with a knife (not a fancy slicer) so you can see this mess in all its glory:
While Krautmann's bagels may have been a hit with their colleagues NEVER), they weren't So popular with a lot of other people.
Some people were badly offended.
And people walked right up and stopped St. Louis.
Nevertheless, some people from St. Louis are cautiously defending the exercise, which is most popular with Panera (aka St. Louis Bread Company, as it is known in its founding city).
And Panera said they are divided over the problem.
Of course, as a proud bagel eater / Jew / New Yorker / journalist (these are all synonyms), I did what I had to do: I spoke to someone who has worked at Panera in St. Louis.
Andrea Lanning, 25, explained that Panera places where everyone has automatic bread slices for this purpose, which she said makes it "easy to dip in cream cheese or butter or just snack in smaller pieces."
"Bread slices were the most popular way to prepare bagels at the bread company! "Lanning said.
Jenna Jones, 20, told the painful memory of a mother's day when a customer ordered 1
"I think it was the worst day of my life and a girl had a mental breakdown when she helped me," said Jones.
Bread splitting, although popular, can be quite a bother for Panera – employees, as many of them have complained over the years. Just look at these * vintage * tweets I uncovered:
Despite her knowledge of bread slices, Jones is still confused as to why it is a thing.
 "Doesn't it even taste better? Just as it tastes the same I think is just a matter of convenience? "She said.
" I want names of who broke the first bagel, "she said." So if you find out, let me know. "
Then you're a bread slice? us start some arguments in the comments, people.