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5 DC-Area Restaurants Where You Can Still Get Your Bacon and Sriracha Fix

Photograph of burger by Arijuhani via iStock. Photograph of Sriracha by Steven Depolo via Flickr.

When Sweetgreen announced its plans on Tuesday to remove bacon and Sriracha from their menu for health-conscious reasons, the Internet, understandably, flipped its lid.

“You just dug your grave! No bacon, fine. No Sriracha?! You’re dead to me,” commented one Facebook user.

Don’t panic. Even though Sweetgreen is employing a business strategy opposite to one Pizza Hut tried in 2014 with its bacon and Sriracha menu additions, that doesn’t mean all restaurants are following suit. There are still a number of Washington-area eateries where you can combine the fatty crunch of bacon with a spicy drizzle of Sriracha to your heart’s content.

Good Stuff Eatery

303 Pennsylvania Ave., SE; 3291 M St., NW; 2210 Crystal Dr., Arlington 

This establishment’s Sriracha mayo dipping sauce is the stuff of legend. Add it to a Farmhouse Bacon Cheeseburger or the aptly-named Big Stuff Bacon Meltdown and forget all about healthy salads. Your diet starts tomorrow.

Denny’s 

Multiple area locations

This chain isn’t just for your grandparents anymore–they’re trying to lure the millennial audience with trendy eats like the Honey Jalapeno Bacon Sriracha Burger, which is both a mouthful to say and to eat. The beef patty is seasoned with Sriracha, then topped with bacon and creamy Sriracha sauce.

Boundary Road

414 H St., NE

Sriracha for brunch? You betcha. Order the pork & eggs with a side of Sriracha mayo (typically served with their hand-cut fries at dinnertime) to go with your breakfast potatoes.

The Heights

3115 14th St., NW

The crispy buttermilk-fried chicken sandwich already comes with a tangy Sriracha-honey drizzle, but you know what would make it even better? Tofu! We kid. The answer is always bacon.

BJ’s Restaurant

Multiple area locations

This brewhouse chain serves the ultimate kitchen sink-style indulgence: Sriracha chicken bacon mac n’ cheese. Sure, there are a lot of ingredients, but one of them is broccoli, so it’s kind of healthy, right?

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.

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