Got bacon fatigue?
If you are tiring of bacon, there’s a reason. A new survey from market researcher Mintel shows that, compared to how much it was showing up in quick-serve menu offerings in 2005, bacon is now found in 26.5 percent more items.
And as BurgerBusiness.com discovered, it’s the burger that opened the door for bacon to take over:
Mintel finds that the number of bacon-topped burgers at all 580 restaurants in its Menu Insights database soared from 424 in 2005 to 576 in 2009, a 35.8% increase.
In other words, nearly every restaurant feels compelled to have a bacon-topped burger these days.