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Panera Employee Fired Over Viral Video Of Frozen Mac & Cheese

December 21, 2019


100 Comments

  • Reply PhantomMatrix November 5, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Not surprised considering it's fast food.

  • Reply covey leader November 5, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Duh

  • Reply keesha1232 November 6, 2019 at 12:12 am

    I’m nit surprised ? I can tell you something’s about Whole Foods but I won’t !

  • Reply Edward Grijalva November 6, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Her teeth are brighter than my future will EVER be

  • Reply bayle November 6, 2019 at 12:39 am

    TIK TOK baybeeee??

  • Reply Greg Lane November 6, 2019 at 12:43 am

    lol I knew they did this

  • Reply Tayler Bowling November 6, 2019 at 12:45 am

    I worked here it’s true lmao

  • Reply Carlos Aburto November 6, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Everyone should get fired in that case cuz every little thing on restaurants it's precooked or Frozen

  • Reply hell boi November 6, 2019 at 1:22 am

    The blacc womans teeth are brighter than my future.

  • Reply Eric Ostrowski November 6, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Taco bell does samething steaks chicken and even the original meat taco all frozen in bags and put in boiling water to serve nothing's made fresh LMAO?

  • Reply 714Brito131 November 6, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Mexican food is made fresh! Y’all want to get rid of us now??

  • Reply Jake G November 6, 2019 at 2:51 am

    I dont really see a problem with this. I mean there are far worse things that employees capture on video. I would actually be surprised if the mac n cheese wasnt out of a bag or box. Honestly the bag seems even better than a box…

  • Reply Deadly _Fern November 6, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Never been to Panera

  • Reply Aaron Jacobs November 6, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Ooooo

  • Reply skippy 4800 November 6, 2019 at 3:40 am

    No way

  • Reply Mr. Nobody November 6, 2019 at 3:58 am

    The out ward appearance of freshness is the main draw to this establishment. I myself am not immune to the allure, seeing how I take my family of 4 there ever Sunday. I spend anywhere from $55-$60 easy. The video just shows the truth behind the smoke and mirrors. After showing my wife and children this we now will be boycotting Panera Bread.
    So at $55 a week times 52 weeks a year I’m now saving $2,860 a year. That’s a decent vacation…thanks Panera Bread!

  • Reply Sarah Riggs November 6, 2019 at 4:03 am

    All of Taco Bell’s meat comes in a bag and they use the same method js

  • Reply Kevin Michael November 6, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Most places make you sign paperwork forbidding you from posting restaurant procedures online to social media. So I'm not surprised the employee got fired and rightfully so. If there's no accountability for our actions then that's opening the door to much worse things.

  • Reply Somewhere between 10 and 45 November 6, 2019 at 5:10 am

    She got fired not for the exposure but because they have a policy where you are not allowed to post pictures or videos on the internet of the inside of the store when you work there.

  • Reply Life of Martin November 6, 2019 at 5:58 am

    I actually saw this on the app, didn’t expect it to be here, but still not surprised

  • Reply ijg83 November 6, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Bland mac n cheese= saucy
    Soul mac n cheese= baked with a crispy layer on top

  • Reply xxxzaxhxxx November 6, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Everywhere does this ?

  • Reply Kayla Suna Kucway November 6, 2019 at 11:55 am

    I work in a college campus dining hall. All of our soups, Mac and cheese, stir fry rice, chicken tenders/crispy fillets, hummus, and pasta sauces are all pre packaged and frozen. I had a few “friends” on Facebook comment about how “unsanitary” and how “gross” it was. But working with conditions, as an employee I take care into making the food good, and it’s not like the plastic is melting in your food.

  • Reply DoubleOhippi November 6, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    They're overpriced anyway

  • Reply Jacob Toweson November 6, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Y'all ignorant if you thought that was made fresh

  • Reply Concerned Customer November 6, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    LMMFAOO and y’all classy folk think y’all eating healthy FOOLED YA LMMFAOO

  • Reply Nick and Jessica Moore November 6, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Whatever, i like knowing how my food is made and where it comes from. Shes my hero.

  • Reply Nick and Jessica Moore November 6, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Fact: most fast food is absolutely disgusting. Mostly burgerking and thier elongated pork butthole nuggets that they sell for a mean $1.50 ????? i choose life

  • Reply Evangeline Paita November 6, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    hahaha..force thawed

  • Reply Caleb Munoz November 6, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Idgaf that shit dank

  • Reply Rata Paga November 6, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    That's not the point the point is that Panera represents them self's as healthy never frozen made the same day food!! So not really

  • Reply Rata Paga November 6, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Panera could be sued for false advertising. Fresh never frozen is what they represent!! I'm surprised that no one has yet

  • Reply gobluebuckeye November 6, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    I knew it.

  • Reply jbunicorn November 6, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    All of their soups come out of a bag

  • Reply mitch nagib November 6, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    how many chemicals is going into that food from the plastic… then ppl wonder why theyre all getting cancer

  • Reply Lea S. November 6, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    It's Panera… Give the public more credit… I don't think one person on the planet thought they were creating fresh Mac and cheese in store everyday…or simmering fresh homemade pots of soup all day too.

  • Reply Jack Ashmore November 6, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Bruh the Taco Bell I worked for carried over the left over food from the night shift to lunch. This shit is normal and no one ever knows the difference.

  • Reply Mikey Likesit November 6, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    When you advertise everything is fresh… Then you FREEZE STUFF…its not fresh

  • Reply Crystal L November 6, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Yikes! Tragic. She’s allowed having nails like that at a food place?

  • Reply J P November 6, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Panera is fcuking disgusting.

  • Reply Dwayne Mondragon November 6, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    That was a very stupid move for firing the employee what did people think, that they made fresh pasta and cut cheese to order in the back of the kitchen???

  • Reply OnlyREEF 357 November 6, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    If anybody got something to say stop eating fast food it's no good anyway stop being lazy in cook

  • Reply Isabelle Call November 6, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Dude their macaroni and cheese still slaps tho. I don’t even care that its frozen

  • Reply Ben Dalrymple November 6, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    tf u think it was lol

  • Reply Rico Medina November 6, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    But it's true I use to work there and that's esacly how it comes .

  • Reply Jamie Ott November 6, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    That's all they do and over charge.

  • Reply Liviiii.C November 6, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    we literally all knew this.

  • Reply Mike Craig November 6, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    its processed food they arent different than mcdonalds glad I dont eat fast food

  • Reply ignorance iseverywhere November 6, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    They suck. Their bacon is TERRIBLE. it's mostly fat and not cooked properly. the one by my work closed. Quality went way down in the last 4-5 years.

  • Reply N Vannote November 7, 2019 at 12:23 am

    They fire employees for telling the truth about benign everyday details? Not going there ever. Thanks!

  • Reply Marcelo Monteiro November 7, 2019 at 12:45 am

    I’m mad people are suprised

  • Reply Justin November 7, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Olive garden. Does the same with there soup.plus they par cook the noodles in the morning.

  • Reply Matt Beltran November 7, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Yeah I remember ordering their Mac & Cheese, and getting poked in the mouth with the end of the plastic bag. Oh well lesson learned; I no longer eat there.

  • Reply Will Long November 7, 2019 at 1:33 am

    People who saw the actual tiktok

  • Reply Satan November 7, 2019 at 1:37 am

    THEY FIRED HER

  • Reply Sof Har November 7, 2019 at 2:46 am

    That’s sad …People pay a good Amount of Money ,believing they have a healthier Choice…and than they get precooked frozen Food on there Plate …SMH …can’t trust what’s been president to you any more ,…unless you cook it your self fresh ! ? I stopped eating out …safe my Money for other Things ,but each his own !

  • Reply DortmundBVB22x November 7, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Wow

  • Reply Sebastian Morales November 7, 2019 at 3:34 am

    I don't care if it's fished outta the toilet that mac and cheese is the bomb!

  • Reply Vaas November 7, 2019 at 4:20 am

    The probably got my Tomato soup outta a Cambells soup can

  • Reply Lee Teplitz November 7, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Over priced prison food!

  • Reply Omar Ruiz November 7, 2019 at 6:08 am

    They cook it the same way as pollo loco

  • Reply EYEoftheneedle November 7, 2019 at 6:30 am

    That honestly looks really good, makes me hungry ? lol

  • Reply sicwidit21 November 7, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Of course it's bagged fast food…its not italy..did ya think they also make theure own. Noodles in the back ffs

  • Reply suxha bleen November 7, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Aww she got fired boo hoo. Thats a hoe ass job anyways. She will find a better one.

  • Reply Panda Sannah November 7, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    So many food businesses do this, why would she get fired for showing everyone stuff we already know. It shouldn’t be a shock either, Panera is a chain business

  • Reply Ryu November 7, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Lmao i already knew this
    Lol the cashier at panera told me i couldnt order somth bc one of the ingredients i disliked couldnt be taken bc they come in bags. Im not bothered tho, if i like it then idc

  • Reply Doobiez November 7, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    lol i don’t think there will ever be a famous fast food restaurant chain that really serves everything fresh :p

  • Reply Taylor 1 November 8, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Fugghedaaboutie

  • Reply Steven Vanoy November 9, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Interesting

  • Reply Ute Ajdb November 9, 2019 at 2:22 am

    Well hell dont go to taco bell

  • Reply Financial Matter November 9, 2019 at 3:32 am

    What are some other restaurant secrets you guys are aware of ?

  • Reply Lovelyxjazz November 10, 2019 at 3:06 am

    The weird thing is I seen this tiktok & liked it?

  • Reply Mike Jones November 10, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Mac and cheese, really! Talk about something more constructive. Like how this U.S corporation is robbing the people because of these foreign damn contracts with the international Bankers. Talk about how people been coming up missing and being discovered dead on trucks, box containers, etc. Quit already with your phony news while continuing to divert from real issues. Don't hear y'all speaking about how these damn terrorists are using land and abandoned buildings to hold people hostage and kill them. Smdh!!!

  • Reply Malia Grace November 10, 2019 at 5:46 am

    So what if it is frozen it still tastes dang good

  • Reply Munsjvc2 November 10, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Ridiculous. Most people already know this. I’ve had food that was still cold in the middle, and I just sent it back. This has happened at more than one chain. I think the first time was at Olive Garden. Most of these places freeze their soups, sauces, etc.

  • Reply Jay Bob November 10, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Duhh!! Do people really believe there food is fresh especialy fast food

  • Reply JustKermit November 10, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Who saw the vid 😉

  • Reply My last brain cell November 11, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Oh I recently saw this about a week ago it’s not a big deal almost everything is frozen and then unfrozen I think it was stupid to fire her ??‍♀️

  • Reply toria Lewis November 11, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Shit Popeyes does the same damn thing so what’s the big problem ???

  • Reply MTLTV1765 November 12, 2019 at 2:35 am

    I make pasta sauce and freeze it.

  • Reply louis vivas November 12, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Of course it’s a girl

  • Reply Karega November 12, 2019 at 4:34 am

    This is the same company with ties to Nazis?

  • Reply Sophia Tuparan November 12, 2019 at 6:37 am

    i saw that video on tik tok ??

  • Reply Anthony Jones November 12, 2019 at 10:06 am

    News lady is gorgeous

  • Reply Tatianna Taylor November 12, 2019 at 11:01 am

    …….. Why is this woman so beautiful?? ???

  • Reply Valerie Garcia-Cordero November 14, 2019 at 5:08 am

    lol I watched thiisssss <3

  • Reply Hannah W. November 17, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Her nails are COMPLETELY against servsafe regulations! What the heck!?

  • Reply Darin Christine November 17, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    i dont care frozen or not as long as it still taste good

  • Reply Nick Pelayo November 18, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    So it doesn’t make sense why it’s overpriced

  • Reply Belle Zuchowski November 19, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Had to be made fresh somewhere

  • Reply B Brunson November 20, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    It looks really bad for Panera. It was very stupid to fire an employee over this matter. It showed very poor judgement on their part.

  • Reply MOMO COCO November 21, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    they charge so much for frozen mac and cheese…

  • Reply Robert November 22, 2019 at 3:26 am

    She deserved to be fired. Disgruntled employee seeking to bring negative publicity. Don't let the door hit ya.

  • Reply Edwin G.A. November 22, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    I mean customers should know if they are paying for frozen food.

  • Reply Kaki Kondem November 24, 2019 at 3:14 am

    I can't see what is wrong with preheat frozen food ? Even i do so at home ..someone please tell me what is wrong with this ? Is it wrong to eat frozen stuff ?

  • Reply Jim Mejiano November 24, 2019 at 4:47 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! oh my god.

  • Reply nicolle n. November 25, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    I don’t get the appeal of Panera. I went twice and wasn’t satisfied. Bland food and over hyped ??

  • Reply White Devil November 25, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Panera bread has good bread. The rest is microwaved shit. Ate there once years ago. Have never been back, nor do I have a desire to.

  • Reply MichelleK December 10, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Chick fil a does the same thing! lol

  • Reply Deja Asmr December 18, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    I don’t even care it is so good lol

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