The woman behind a now-viral video “exposing” how Panera Bread prepares its mac and cheese says she was fired from the company.
The video was posted last week on TikTok with the caption “exposing Panera” and it shows an employee dropping a plastic packet of frozen mac and cheese into a boiler, cut the bag open and then pour its contents into a bowl.
The woman who posted it gives a thumbs up at the end of the clip. It didn't take long for the video to go viral as viewers began to rip Panera for selling frozen food instead of mac and cheese that is cooked in a kitchen.
“Someone said Panera is just hospital food and this proves it,” one person commented.
A spokesperson for Panera Bread confirmed the video’s authenticity but declined to comment further on personnel matters.