A TikToker video getting customers in high spirits about eating Panda Express for breakfast has ruffled some feathers on the platform.
The video was posted by @isaiahafk asking viewers why a customer would want orange chicken at 10am. In the video’s caption, he suggests it’s too sweet and heavy for breakfast.
“Bro, people really come to Panda Express at 10am for some of these,” he says. “Really? Sometimes they even come at 7, 6 when I’m here early in the morning to do the shipping. How are you going to wake up and want an orange chicken?”
@isaiahafk Like what??? It’s too sweet and heavy for the morning #panda #hats #work #old people #red #early riser #for you ♬ Original sound – Isaiah
Some commenters questioned why @isaiahafk would continue to work for the restaurant if he dislikes so many things about working there, including alleged understaffing. His TikToks are mostly focused on working at Panda Express, from complaints about customers to complaints about his job.
“You literally complain about everything why do you even still work there lmao,” wrote one commenter.
“All he does is whine and complain but all he does is post about working there lol,” wrote another commenter.
His viral TikTok has been viewed more than 70,000 times as of press time. In his defense, @isaiahafk wrote in his own comments section that it was “just a TikTok” and acknowledged that his Panda Express location wouldn’t be open without customers.
“You’re all taking it too seriously!” he wrote. “We wouldn’t be open without one of you, Lmaoo! Just let the frustration out. We all get it. Even just a tiktok.”
A few commenters provided answers to his question – Reasons why someone would want orange chicken before 10am.
“What if it’s the people who work in the cemetery and they want that for dinner?” wrote one commenter.
“Some start their day early, so that’s lunch at 10, not breakfast. Don’t be mad, don’t everyone wake up at the time you think,” wrote another commenter.
“People work nights, some wake up at 3am and start the day early,” wrote one commenter. “Young people will never understand”
Many Panda Express locations to do open around 10am although there is no standardized window. For example, Area Panda Express restaurants in Austin, Texas open at 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and 11:00 AM, respectively. Panda Express does not have a breakfast menu.
The Daily Dot contacted @isaiahafk via Instagram DM as well as emailing Panda Express directly.
*Initial publication: May 9, 2022 at 8:26 am CDT
Brooke Sjoberg is a freelance writer for the Daily Dot. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020.
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