Tesla Settles Dispute With California Bakery Over Unpaid Bill After Elon Musk’s Intervention; Here’s What We Know

Automotive Company Tesla settles dispute with California bakery over unpaid bill after public outcry. Community support aids bakery recovery. Read on to know all about the fuss.

Published on Feb 28, 2024  |  12:43 AM IST |  34.3K
Tesla clears off debt of 2000 dollars to a pie shop
Tesla clears off debt of 2000 dollars to a pie shop ( Facebook )
Key Highlight
  • Tesla resolves outstanding bill with Giving Pies after public scrutiny
  • Widespread support from the community boosts the bakery's recovery efforts

In a recent turn of events, the California bakery Giving Pies has confirmed that the outstanding bill owed by Tesla has been resolved. This development follows a public dispute between the two entities, sparked by Tesla's last-minute order for 4,000 mini pies, which the bakery claimed was abandoned without payment.


Bakery owner expresses frustration

Voahangy Rasetarinera, the owner of Giving Pies, expressed frustration at the situation, highlighting the challenges her bakery faced in meeting Tesla's abrupt order. 

Rasetarinera detailed the bakery's efforts to accommodate the order, including turning down other catering inquiries for Black History Month, procuring additional supplies, and preparing her staff for an unexpected surge in production.

Tesla clears off debt of 2000 dollars to a pie shop ( Facebook )

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Widespread support for giving pies

The incident gained widespread attention through media coverage, prompting an outpouring of support for Giving Pies. Reports from NBC Bay Area indicate that the bakery experienced an influx of customers from both local and international communities. Over the weekend, hundreds of patrons lined up to purchase pies, showing solidarity with the beleaguered bakery.


With the resolution of the outstanding bill, Giving Pies can now move forward, having received support from the community and acknowledgment from Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of accountability in business dealings and the power of community support in times of need.

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What was the cause of the dispute between Tesla and Giving Pies?
Tesla placed a last-minute order for 4,000 mini pies on Valentine's Day but canceled without payment.

How did Giving Pies respond to the situation?
Giving Pies expressed frustration but received widespread community support, aiding its recovery.

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