Panera Employee Fired For TikTok Exposing How They Make Their Mac & Cheese

By now, you’ve probably seen the viral TikTok a Panera Bread employee “exposing” (as her caption reads) how the fast food chain prepares their macaroni and cheese. The video shows frozen packages the dish being dropped in a vat boiling water before being poured into a bowl. The process is dubbed over with someone cackling uncontrollably, making it seem like Panera has been slyly pulling an evil trick on their customers.

The video has accumulated over six million views and almost a million likes. Surely, this incited a response from the company. Panera spokeswoman, Jessica Hesselschwerdt, told USA TODAY that Panera pre-freezes several menu items “to avoid using certain preservatives that do not meet our clean standards. We want to make sure that if you’re in Massachusetts or California or in any one our 2,100 locations that you get that same awesome experience. This is how we are efficient and how we make it consistent. We want that experience to be great, and that’s the best way to do it.”

The whistleblowing employee also posted another TikTok to defend Panera’s practices, claiming it is very common for fast food chains to freeze food and it doesn’t compromise taste or safety. “There’s not a reason not to eat it,” she said. “Most stores have frozen food … and you’ll still eat it.” Another TikTok showed her crying (or pretending to cry) over the possibility that she would lose her job. 

Despite siding with Panera and pressing that she likes her job, the employee has been fired. She announced this development in a tweet that said, “Lol i lost my job for this.” Panera has not yet commented on her firing, but this decision is likely to be met with criticism too. 

Fans At Odds Over Chilli’s Spicy Response To A Fan Who Claim They Lookalike

TLC member Chilli gave the response no one expected when a fan tweeted at the singer claiming that they looked alike. In the post below, you can see comparison images one fan made her and Chilli writing: “I get I look like chilli a lot what y’all think ?” The “Scrubs” singer responded with a spicy comeback: “Long straight/wavy hair n similar skin tone doesn’t mean u look like someone. Ur a doll but we don’t look alike:)”

Chilli’s words have now been turned into a string pretty hilarious memes people using the singer’s comeback to accompany a variety other GIFs. However, another side Twitter wasn’t too pleased with Chilli, questioning why her comeback came f as sour. “That was hella rude a huge celeb with a big ass platform to embarrass a little kid like that lol like it just was not necessary. chilli CLEARLY has a complex,” one user wrote.

Another user on the other side the argument added: “Folks being upset about Chilli’s response to that girl is what I mean when I say honesty is ten taken as anger, insult, aggression, etc. Just say y’all not used to people disagreeing with you & move on.”

Peep the round-up reactions below and let us know what you think.

Lil Wayne Performs ‘Old Town Road’ Remix at Lollapalooza

Yeehaw! Lil Wayne took a trip down “Old Town Road” at Lollapalooza.

During his set at the Chicago festival on Saturday (Aug. 3), the Young Money chief performed his remix to Lil Nas X’s record-breaking smash live.

“She got that honky-tonk / I met her on Farmers Only,ā€ rapped Weezy as the crowd danced along. ā€œI pull up in a tractor / Lean and Jolly Rancher.”

A snippet of the song previously leaked, but it’s unclear if it will be released in full. “They sent it to me and I did it as an official remix. Iā€™m not sure if they was gonna use it,ā€ Weezy told XXL.

Tunechi, who has been performing his remix live while on tour with blink-182, also thrilled the crowd with old and new hits including “A Milli,” “Uproar,” and “6 Foot 7 Foot.”

Last week, “Old Town Road” made history as the longest-running No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Billy Ray Cyrus-assisted hit has been at the top of the chart for a record-breaking 17 weeks, dethroning Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 1995 hit “One Sweet Day” and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber.

J.I.D Says He’s "Barely" On "ROTD3," Reveals 2020 ETA For No I.D. Project

I’m not too certain “birth and death” theory still holds true. Call it what you will: a law opposites, a cosmic chain reaction, every culture, and ethnicity has their own definable term. For J.I.D and his inclusion on the hotly-anticipated Revenge the Dreamers 3, he simply wasn’t meant to play a starring role. If you dig deep enough within the short history the Twitter thread, you’ll find a few anecdotes worthy closer inspection.

For starters, J.I.D is in no mood to playfight with Internet trolls. Secondly, J.I.D was nevertheless in a giving mood, fering his followers tons insight into future plans leading up to next year. With regards to his presence on Dreamville’s ROTD3 project, he openly admits, “I’m barely on the project, I don’t care lol.” Big loss for sure, but you’d have to think everyone’s suffered the same fate, given the high turnout during reported throughout the recording process in ATL.

Within the space an hour, J.I.D made another startling revelation, this time concerning his rumored project with legendary producer No I.D. As the following clearly denotes, J.I.D has every intention fulfilling that promise, with all due respect to his fans, and himself most importantly. On that note, No I.D. is a legend in the game, so if anyone’s going the completion that joint project, it’s going be a youthful J.I.D living out his childhood dreams. Keep it locked for additional updates in the coming months.

Billy McFarland Wants To Bring Back Fyre Festival

With a couple Fyre Festival documentaries being uploaded to streaming services earlier this year, Billy McFarland wants to tell his side the story. The man most famous for organizing one the biggest festival fails all time is currently serving time in prison but when he gets out, he’s thinking trying to spark Fyre a second time.

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As reported by The Fader, Billy McFarland is writing a book about his experiences organizing Fyre Festival and the backlash he’s since received. The piece literature was scheduled to be self-published in April but it still hasn’t hit the market. Titled Promythus: The God Fyre, McFarland wrote the book to fight back against the two documentaries that make him look like a fraud. According to Josh Raab, a freelance editor who worked on the book, McFarland doesn’t believe that the docs captured the “raw story” the festival. He apparently hand-wrote 800 pages that chronicle his career from 2011 to the moment the FBI showed up at his doorstep when the festival broke down. 

Speaking with Raab, McFarland reportedly said that the second edition Fyre Festival is on the way. “T]he Festival will not be a one and done event — it’s happening again,” he wrote to Raab. At this point though, who would willingly pay thousands dollars for something that turned out to be the laughing stock the internet for years. 

Billy McFarland Wants To Bring Back Fyre Festival
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Toni Braxton’s Niece Lauren Dies At Age 24

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from watching the Braxton Family on television, it’s that they’re a close-knit bunch. They may not always get along but there is so much love between all members the crew. The whole family is mourning the loss one their own today, saying goodbye to Lauren Braxton, who was just 24-years-old at the time her death.

According to TMZ, Lauren passed away yesterday after suffering complications related to a heart condition. A 911 call was placed at approximately noon yesterday in Maryland and when paramedics arrived to help Lauren, who went by LoLo, she was unresponsive. She was reportedly pronounced dead on the spot by medical ficials. 

Lauren Braxton was Toni and Tamar’s niece. She was Michael Conrad Braxton Jr.’s daughter and was rarely featured on Family Values. Michael is the only brother that Toni, Towanda, Tamar, and the others have. The entire family is likely having trouble coping with the loss LoLo at such a young age and they deserve some privacy as they mourn.

As more information becomes available, we will update the story as need be. Please respect the Braxton family’s wishes at this difficult time.

RIP Lauren Braxton.

BAPE & Formula One Unveil Pink Camo Race Car For Chinese Grand Prix

Quite frankly, Bape is one the biggest streetwear brands in the world. Hailing from Japan, Bape is right up there with Supreme when it comes to notoriety and recognizable designs. Bape is mostly known for its Gorilla logo as well as its infamous “Bape Camo” which features the gorilla infused into the pattern. Over the years, the brand has made some truly iconic pieces that will stand the test time. The brand is also big into collaborations and this year, the brand decided to collaborate with racing league Formula One.

According to Hypebeast, the partnership is to help celebrate 25 years Bape, as well as F1’s 1000th race, which will go down this Sunday, April 14th in Shanghai at the China Grand Prix. The brand has already shown f some pretty interesting pieces including a race car helmet, and a logo-heavy jacket. Now, both Bape and Formula One have shown f a pink camo covered race car. The car will be on display during Chinese Gran Prix weekend festivities.

Unfortunately, you won’t be seeing this car in the race but it’s a sight to behold regardless. Who knows, maybe this collab could lead to some more F1 streetwear partnerships in the future.

SZA Reflects On "Ctrl" Success: Gold & Platinum Plaques Galore

In June 2017, Top Dawg Entertainment’s SZA dropped f her debut studio album to near-unanimous acclaim. With tracks like “Love Galore” and “Supermodel” main the cost, SZA’s album rapidly caught fireplace, incomes the singer a small assortment gold and platinum plaques to adorn her partitions. Today, rather less than two years faraway from the preliminary drop, SZA took a second to replicate on the album’s success, sharing a veritable collage RIAA dubs. 

“Love galore actually simply went triple platinum lol,” writes SZA, in a celebratory Instagram publish. “My favourite songjus went gold (supermodel) and the remaining simply licensed immediately. I CANT THANK GOD ENOUGH FOR HOW FAR IVE COME !!! AHH Amen amennn !” Beside it, a set the album’s gold and platinum certifications, which embody “Go Gina,” “The Weekend,” “Drew Barrymore,” and extra. 

She proceeds to show her gratitude to the followers, promising some huge issues to come back within the imminent future. “THANK YOU ALL SO FUC*ING MUCH FOR LEANING INTO THIS FREQUENCY WITH ME. I LOVE YOU AND I GOT CHU SHORTLY IM NOT FUC*ING AROUND I PROMISE,” she writes, earlier than signing f with a cryptic “quickly.” Congratulations to SZA for holding it down, and we sit up for catching that upcoming follow-up. TDE appears poised for a giant yr, and it would not be stunning to see SZA play an integral function. 

Kyler Murray Receives High Praise From NFL Legend Warren Moon

There is so much debate surrounding Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray and whether or not or not the Oklahoma Sooners quarterback will succeed within the NFL. He already has a contract with the Oakland Athletics the MLB which suggests the younger athlete should make a vital resolution about which sport he needs to play. It’s a tricky resolution contemplating Murray is nice at each sports activities, however some consider he may stand to earn more money taking part in soccer. NFL legend Warren Moon was requested by TMZ Sports about Murray, with Moon saying Murray could be good for the NFL.

“The recreation has modified and it is proper up his alley,” Moon stated. “They’re doing the issues that he did in school, and since they’re doing these issues, he’ll simply transition proper into the NFL recreation.”

For now, it seems that Murray is leaning extra in the direction of taking part in soccer which for Moon is smart as a result of “He’ll simply transition proper into the NFL recreation.” He additionally stated he is not frightened about Murray’s measurement as a result of his play greater than makes up for it.

The first spherical the NFL Draft goes down on April 25th and Murray is projected to go early so it will likely be fascinating to see which crew he finally ends up with. If he have been to be drafted by the Raiders, there may be the chance he grow to be a two-sport athlete like Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders.

Valee & Cardo’s Collaboration Tape Is One Phone Call Away

At the chance being dubbed grasping, is it an excessive amount of to ask for one more venture from Chicago rapper Valee? True, the laid-back rapper has been doling out a smattering loosies and guest-verses, however many really feel the rapper’s defining second has but to return. While GOOD JOB, You Found Me emerged as a fan favourite, we’re a bit of over one month shy the primary anniversary, with nonetheless no full-length in sight. Yet the wheels are in movement, at the least, in principle. Valee and producer Cardo have been concocting a collaborative venture, although the method seems to have reached a halt, although self-perpetrated means. 

In response to an open query on whether or not the folks nonetheless need that Valee and Cardo tape, Valee himself got here via with an enthused (by his requirements) “Yes.” Cardo shortly retorted, inserting some the onus on the rapper and his overtly strict “screening” practices. “Answer ya telephone then, lol,” writes the producer, suggesting that he is sport to get the ball rolling the minute Valee steps to the plate. But do not be alarmed, ought to he determine to proceed taking part in hooky. Cardo additionally has a tape with Smino within the works, so count on motion from the producer within the close to future.

Valee & Cardo's Collaboration Tape Is One Phone Call Away

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Lil Pump Celebrates His Weight Loss: "Now I'm Skinny"

A couple of months in the past, individuals had been joking about how

In some discreet single promotion, Jetski posed in entrance a Lamborghini with the butterfly doorways up, writing within the feedback that he is slimmed down in current weeks. “Lol now I’m skinny,” wrote Pump. To be truthful, he was solely critiqued for a number of weeks on his weight however issues seem to have caught round to the purpose the place the artist feels a necessity to handle the jokes. 

Pump was anticipated to launch his Harverd Dropout tape final 12 months but it surely by no means got here. It seems to have been pushed again to 2019 and with the rapper beginning f the 12 months with “Butterfly Doors,” we could also be in for extra within the subsequent few weeks.