A Woman Lost Her Job At A Panera Bread After She Posted A Viral Video Of Her Warming Up Frozen Mac And Cheese
Social media is a wonderful tool when it comes to connecting with friends across large distances and finding a community. However, social media can also come with its own downfalls. Take the recent lesson learned by TikTok user @briannaraelenee. She posted a video on TikTok from work and it went viral eventually leading to her losing her job. Here’s what went down.
A viral video about Panera Bread’s macaroni and cheese took on a life of its own after it was posted.
The video shows an employee preparing the macaroni and cheese for a customer. The food is frozen in a plastic bag and is dropped into boiling water to warm up. The video isn’t anything revelatory in itself since a lot of restaurants warm up frozen foods that are shipped to locations to insure consistency.
Her next video was dedicated to explaining how the food was still good.
It didn’t take long for the video to go viral. As of the time of this writing, the video had almost 1 million views. Despite the text on her first video of “exposing Panera,” @briannaraelenee told people to keep eating at Panera because the food is delicious.
She quickly followed up with a video near tears apologizing to an Anthony.
The TikTok user really wanted to keep her job. She is making it clear that she likes her job and was not trying to tarnish or attack Panera Bread. One can only assume that she made the video without thinking about it.
She kept her fans, new and old, completely up to date on her journey from Panera employee to unemployed.
She was all smiles when she explained that she was told that she was let go. As she puts it, they were parting ways, like a breakup. She then explained that she is not being fired for the video. Instead, she is being fired because she had her phone out and her nails were too long, both violations of health safety regulations.
The next video showed her in tears as she drove away.
It’s hard to lose a job so unexpectedly. However, it seems that @briannaraelenee saw it coming when her video of the macaroni and cheese started to go viral. It was only a matter of time before people at Panera Bread saw the video.
While some might think she’d be full on her clout, she is letting everyone know that it is not the case.
LOL. It’s like becoming famous. As soon as it happens, everyone you ever met is going to come out of nowhere to hit you up. Obviously, they think you are going to do them some kind of favors or will help give them their own social media clout.
The woman took to Twitter to address all of the concerns from followers.
She is really holding herself up here. Not only is she taking responsibility for what she did, but she is also telling everyone else to calm down.
Not everyone is buying that her tweet was not coerced.
You can’t really blame them. Social media is filled with lies and questionable moments. It isn’t too shocking that the Panera employee’s sincere responses to the scandal are being questioned.
Other people are just genuinely impressed with her composure throughout the whole thing.
It really is impressive. She took responsibility for her actions and took the consequences in stride.
She does want to leave everyone this one special PSA about phone usage at work.
Solid advice. Hopefully, people can learn from her mistake.