Why restaurants are putting bacon back on everything again

February 19, 2015 12:51 PM

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Why restaurants are putting bacon back on everything again

Pizza chain Little Caesars this week unveiled a deep-dish pizza wrapped with more than three feet of "decadent" thick-cut bacon. A day earlier, Starbucks debuted its own bacon-y surprise: a 540-calorie double-smoked bacon breakfast sandwich "sure to satisfy any bacon lover's craving."

There was a time years ago when bacon was one of America's most inescapable fad foods, the star of an increasingly wacky line of dishes with its own cult-like following. But the bacon backlash was swift, with some saying the cured-pork craze had "gone too far" and was "officially dead."

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