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Bistro ripped for removing bacon ad

Published August 27, 2014 7:05 pm
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Winooski, Vt. • A Vermont restaurant that removed a bacon advertisement called insensitive to vegans and Muslims is being criticized for doing so.

Sneakers Bistro and Cafe in Winooski last week took down a sign saying "Yield for Sneakers Bacon" after comments were posted in an online community forum by "a vegan and a member of a Muslim household." Vegans and Muslims don't eat pork.

Sneakers' menu features items including a breakfast sandwich with homemade turkey bacon. Owner Marc Dysinger says the sign was meant to be fun and to show the restaurant cares about Winooski, a city of 7,000 residents with many Muslim families.



The Burlington Free Press reports people have criticized the restaurant for what they feel was an unnecessary move. The restaurant has hired a public-relations firm to help it deal with the bad publicity.

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