A video of mac and cheese being prepared at a Panera has gone viral and cost an employee her job.
TikTok user Brianna Ramirez posted the video titled "how Panera prepares mac and cheese" showing the food coming from a vaccum sealed bag in the freezer, being submerged in boiling water, removed, opened then put on a plate to be served.
Most people didn't care and said the food still tasted good, but others were bothered that it was frozen food at an inflated price.
As reported by ABC:
The company did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment, but earlier told The Washington Post, that they "confirmed the TikTok video's authenticity."
Panera Bread defended their product to The Washington Post and said the mac and cheese is, "made offsite with our proprietary recipe developed by our chefs."
"It is shipped frozen to our bakery cafes - this allows us to avoid using preservatives which do not meet our clean standards," the company said.
After the video went viral, Ramirez tweeted that she lost her job.