If you give a mouse a cookie…
Acquiescing to their demands only encourages them – if the owner will fold like a lawn chair over a stupid sign, then what else can they force him to do? Now he’s shown weakness when he should have been dealing from a position of strength. The restaurant owner has the law on his side – he should act like it.
I would have responded by having Bacon Friday or Big Beautiful Bodacious Bacon Weekend – everything bacon you can think of… maybe even invent some stuff. Bacon covered in bacon bits in a bowl made of bacon with bacon on the side…
If the agitating rabble doesn’t like my Big Bodacious Bacon Weekend, well… they don’t have to eat there. Plenty of other restaurants they can patronize. Or they can start their own restaurant – how many times have we heard about the “Wonders of Diversity” or that “Diversity is our greatest strength”?
Let them prove it by starting their own. Which I will promptly ignore and never go to.
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1