Bacon's lasting legend as an indulgent, traditional treat has helped it outlast any faddish craze. "The silly stuff is over with," said Patrick Fleming, director of retail marketing for the National Pork Board. "But bacon keeps growing."
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PIZZA chain Little Caesars last week unveiled a deep-dish pizza wrapped with more than three feet of "decadent" thick-cut bacon. A day earlier, Starbucks debuted its own bacon-y surprise: a 540-calorie double-smoked bacon breakfast sandwich "sure to satisfy any bacon lover's...