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The week in ideas, July 9, 2012

The bacon ideas just keep rolling this week. A Sunday promotion and its detractors. And more marijuana in restaurants. Smoke ’em if you got ’em in this installment of Week in Ideas.

Idea #1: The 100% bacon burger. We begin this week with a WDITOT idea.  California burger chain Slater’s has made a name for itself in part from its 50-50 burger—50% ground beef, 50% ground bacon. The ’Merica, the chain’s July burger of the month, takes the idea to its logical conclusion, the 100% ground bacon burger. We’ve cooled dramatically on the bacon trend, but we have to admit this sounds intriguing. (And, by the way, that's what we call a “why didn’t I think of that” idea.)

Idea 2: A Sunday promotion, what could go wrong? It’s not a bad idea: Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen in Columbia, Pennsylvania, decided to boost Sunday business by offering a discount for anybody who brought in a church bulletin from that day’s service. Fair enough. Well, not according to one area atheist, who is suing the restaurant for discrimination, saying since he does not attend church he can’t take part in the discount.

“I did this not out of spite, but out of a feeling against the prevailing self-righteousness that stems from religion, particularly in Lancaster County,” said the plaintiff, John Wolff. The restaurant says since anybody can walk into a church and get a bulletin it doesn’t discriminate. It plans to continue to discount.

Idea #3: Eat your greens (wink, wink). Sacramento restaurant the Farmer’s Daughter was busted for allegedly selling medical marijuana in baked goods.

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