23 August 2005
Shuffled into the Snopes in-box
This is one of those things that ought to be true, even if (if?) it's not:
Panera Bread, parent company of the St. Louis Bread Company and the name by which it conducts business elsewhere, was formed by an Egyptian cult, the Pane of Ra movement. This group believes that the consumption of bread prepares one for the afterlife, and that if one has bagels with hummus or some other concoction of cibatta and cream cheese, one can survive the journey.
This would certainly explain the ongoing effort to roll out more Wi-Fi hotspots at Panera. (Do the dead have RSS Really Stiff Syndication feeds?)Posted at 6:24 AM to Dyssynergy