SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco restaurant shut down since May due the overwhelming aroma of bacon it created will reopen, thanks to overwhelming support from social media and from neighbors, its owner told TODAY.
Bacon Bacon, in the Haight Ashbury District, opened last summer and cooked about 300 lbs. of bacon daily, according to TODAY contributor Scott Stump. Menu items include bacon scones and a bacon bouquet.
Some neighbors began to file formal complaints against the restaurant because of the smell, and owner Jim Angelus said the political fight prevented him from securing the proper permits during an allotted review period.
The restaurant was forced to close and Angelus meanwhile was selling his menu items from a food truck. At a hearing Thursday supporters testified in favor of the restaurant and the city determined it could reopen.
But Angelus must install a proper filtration system to cut down on the smell.