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

Vive le Canada Libre!!! 2012/02/17 22:35:07
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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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  • Anna E 2012/02/20 20:55:27
    None of the above
    Anna E
    Nope. Don't eat burgers often and most of the ones we do eat are made from ground moose or elk and are BBQed or broiled. No frying involved and usually just tomato, veggie relish, onion, and lettuce added. Too much junk hides the flavor.
    Besides, it'd probably take me 3 or 4 days to get through a triple-bypass burger and I don't like stale burgers nor feeling all plugged up with fat.
  • SteveMarine- JLA 2012/02/18 05:12:10
    None of the above
    SteveMarine- JLA
    +1
    No.... That's just stupid..
  • Beccy 2012/02/18 00:28:36
    Single
    Beccy
    +1
    I think it's sad that places keep coming up with such big serving. I remember when people were happy with a small McDonald's drink, fry and hamburger
  • Pet Rock Whisperer 2012/02/17 23:32:52
    Triple or more
    Pet Rock Whisperer
    +1
    More likely to get a heart attack trying to choke down a Mcdouble!
  • TMan 2012/02/17 23:10:32
  • Reggie☮ 2012/02/17 23:06:58
    None of the above
    Reggie☮
  • Sister Jean 2012/02/17 22:52:18
    Undecided
    Sister Jean
    +3
    too much for me
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/02/17 22:47:02
    Triple or more
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    +3
    bring it
  • ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞ 2012/02/17 22:37:22
    I don't eat hamburgers/ meat
    ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞
    +3
    I'm a vegetarian.

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