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How Not to Slice a

Bagel

Bagels should never be sliced like a loaf of bread. At least, this
could be one conclusion derived from a recent online debate
that erupted from a single tweet by a man who on March 25
posted an otherwise harmless photo on Twitter, showing a box
of vertically sliced bagels that he brought to the office to share
with coworkers.
"Today I introduced my coworkers to the St. Louis secret of ordering bagels bread sliced. It was a hit!" wrote the Twitter user
named Alek Krautmann, a Missouri native who works in Washington, D.C. The uproar that followed on Twitter was so strong
the incident made national headlines, prompting ABC News to
report thousands of people were reacting with wit and vigor
(with the majority not in favor of the vertical slicing idea). One
Twitter user called it #Bagelgate.
Panera Bread, based in St. Louis, replied in a tweet, "We've
learned a lot today, but in the end, a bagel is a bagel and no
matter how you slice it, it's still delicious bread."

HORIZONTAL SLICERS
The Bagel & Bun Classic Slicer from Oliver Packaging & Equipment Company safely and efficiently
slices everything from sub buns to bagels. It is the
perfect alternative to slicing by hand, and features a
compact, sturdy design for ease of operation.

vertically, according to our experts, and are best when made
with a crusty shell (dough pieces go into the kettle boiler for 3
minutes prior to baking).
Still, the lesson here is that you may not realize it, but your customers may feel very strongly one way or another about how
your bakery slices bagels or buns. So why not have some fun

Ryan Technology's line of horizontal slicers can
help you reduce the labor and time it takes to slice
your bagels and buns. Ryan's equipment slices
bagels, buns, ciabatta, croissants and anything in
between. For smaller retailer/wholesale bakeries
slicing less than 10,000 pieces per hour, Ryan offers several rotary table models.

and ask them?
Staging a "how do you love your bagel sliced?" contest could
prove a light-hearted and effective way to get the conversation
started about your bakery - ultimately leading to higher sales.
By engaging customers in the debate, you let their voices be
heard and raise awareness about your products. That's effective marketing.

At a minimum, blades should be cleaned at the end
of each shift, according to Ryan. Slice quality will
diminish as residue builds up on the blades. To
avoid cross-contamination, blades should be cleaned
when the type of product being sliced is changed,
especially with products that contain inclusions like
raisins or berries.

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Editor's Note - THE CONSUMER ISSUE: celebrating the creative spirit
Contents
Management - Cross-channel Strategies
Technical Corner - Blueberries as Sweeteners
Practical Marketing - Virtual Reality Tours
Equipment - How Not to Slice a Bagel
The Magic of Milk Bar
Specialty Grains & Flours
Embracing the power of digital equipment
Chocolate - Return of the Eclair
Sweet Goods - VARSITY DONUTS
Cakes - Bourbon & Baker
Breads - Bread Couture
Pastries - Career Pathways
Foodservice - Breakfast Sweets
Product Showcase
Classifieds
Ad Index
Formula of the Month
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bake - May 2019 - Management - Cross-channel Strategies
bake - May 2019 - Technical Corner - Blueberries as Sweeteners
bake - May 2019 - Practical Marketing - Virtual Reality Tours
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