Friday, February 17, 2012


This is a sad commentary on our society.  Luckily, this is the exception, not the norm. 

They even have "medical personnel on staff", i.e. cook/owner and waitresses, dressed as doctors and "nurses in revealing nurse outfits", respectively. 



Would you risk a heart attack to eat an 'extreme' hamburger?

A man in his 40s suffered a heart attack while eating a Triple Bypass Burger, pictured here, at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. (Matt York/Associated Press)

A burger joint's slogan "Taste worth dying for!" almost became a self-fulfilling prophecy when an unidentified man suffered a heart attack while eating there.
According to FOX5 Las Vegas, the man in his 40s started sweating, shaking and experiencing chest pains while eating a "Triple Bypass Burger" at the Heart Attack Grill on Saturday night. Amateur video shows the man being wheeled out of the restaurant on a gurney.

The Grill is known for its outlandish presentation and offerings. The menu includes single to quadruple "bypass" burgers, "flat liner fries" fried in lard, and "butterfat shakes."

Patrons weighing in at over 350 pounds eat for free, provided they don't share any of their food. Waitresses are dressed in revealing nurse outfits.

"I actually felt horrible for the gentleman, because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt. And even with our morbid sense of humour we would never pull a stunt like that,"
owner "Doctor" Jon Basso told ABC News, wearing a lab coat with a stethoscope draped over his shoulder. (Basso is not a licensed physician.)

The Heart Attack Grill hasn't cornered the market on extreme eating, of course. Dangerous Dan's in Toronto is famous for its 24-ounce hamburgers, and won NOW Magazine's "best bet for cardiac arrest" honour.

Fast food chain Burger King's heartiest single menu item in Canada, the
Triple Whopper with Cheese, contains 1240 calories, 83 grams of fat and 1470 milligrams of sodium.

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