San Francisco Bacon Restaurant Closes after Neighbors Complain of Smell

Apparently there is such a thing as too much bacon.

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While some people may firmly believe that there’s no such thing as too much bacon, a neighborhood in San Francisco begs to differ. A bacon restaurant — aptly named Bacon Bacon — was forced to close its doors earlier this month after its Upper Haight neighbors’ complained about the overwhelming bacon aroma exuding from the restaurant. The complaints revealed a permitting issue that, according to the San Francisco Examiner could not be overcome in a timely manner, forced the restaurant to shutter its operations. A public hearing must be held before Bacon Bacon can continue operating, but one may not be scheduled until July, Planning Department officials said.

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Since everyone loves bacon – including the Haight Ashbury Improvement Association, whose president does not oppose the small business, but feels “that it needs to play by the rules” to operate – the restaurant’s closure has gotten national attention, including a mention on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” segment over the weekend. Guest star Amy Poehler broke the story:

Fear not Bay Area bacon fans, Bacon Bacon’s owner Angelus has re-opened the restaurant’s associated food truck thanks to some bacon-minded fans at the Stable Cafe, who rented Angelus their prep kitchen so the truck can stay on the streets and bring bacon to the masses.

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