Vermont bistro scolded for removing its bacon sign

This photo taken on Aug. 25, 2014, shows This photo taken on Aug. 25, 2014, shows Sneakers Bistro and Cafe in Winooski, Vt. The restaurant took down a bacon advertisement, a sign stating "Yield for Sneakers Bacon" after a woman who described herself as "a vegan and a member of a Muslim household" called the sign offensive. (AP Photo/The Burlington Free Press, April Burbank) NO SALES, MAGS OUT, TV OUT, ONLINE OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT Photo Credit: AP

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WINOOSKI, Vt. - (AP) -- 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.

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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 (http://bfpne.ws/1tWkxTv ) 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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