Man Has Heart Attack at Heart Attack Grill: Would You Ever Eat There?

News 2012/02/15 21:42:56
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It was bound to happen -- practically written into their policy: The Heart Attack Grill, a restaurant chain known for its high-calorie menu, caused someone to actually have a heart attack. In the restaurant. The man, thought to be in his 40s, did survive, but had to be wheeled out of the chain's Las Vegas location by paramedics. He was eating a Triple Bypass Burger, which sounds even more ironic until you learn Bypass Burgers are all they offer.

The Heart Attack Grill has a simple menu: Single, Double, Triple, and Quadruple Bypass Burgers -- each one adding an additional 2,000 calories -- and Flatline Fries fried in pure lard. The burger the man was eating contained three half-pound patties, 12 "rashes" of bacon, onion, tomato, and hefty slabs of special sauce. The chain is also known for offering free food to customers over 350 pounds.

But chain executive (and former Jenny Craig diet centre employee) Jon Basso says the restaurant does draw lines, "I actually felt horrible for him because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt. Even with our own morbid sense of humour, we would never pull a stunt like that." Would you ever eat at The Heart Attack Grill?

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  • Mr. Smith 2012/02/15 22:28:19
    Mr. Smith
    The restaurant caused this man's heart attack? Right! Just like spoons make people fat and pencils misspell words.

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  • leigh 2012/03/13 14:22:05
    Its still my choice to more or not.
  • TheNightFly 2012/02/28 11:10:22 (edited)
    Looks yummy. :P

    nurse cheryl

    ...moderation and all.
  • Grace Andersen 2012/02/23 01:12:21
    Grace Andersen
    Duh i would still eat there! This guy was probably overweight to being with, and it's everyone's desicion to eat all that stuff in such quantities.
  • Sadisticon 2012/02/22 18:27:11
    Bring it on; this isn't some kind of five year old birthday party!
  • Big 2012/02/20 14:57:15
    eat a Lipitor , then the burger
  • Cora 2012/02/20 04:09:05
    I would eat there, but I wouldn't eat the way some of those Guy's that think they can keep eating like they are invincible. We all have common sense, but some of us just don't have one I suppose.
  • John Storz 2012/02/17 17:44:58
    John Storz
    I'd totally eat there... and you can't pay for advertising like that. Bitchin'
    fat bastard
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/02/17 16:51:29
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    street cred!
  • redneck 2012/02/17 15:53:44
    I would not eat like a pig like this guy did,common sense should alway's prevail people.
  • Anariashki 2012/02/17 04:05:08
    Not for fear of a heart attack, but it's kind of a sad day when "high-calorie" is a gimmick that successfully draws in customers.
  • Mercedes 2012/02/17 03:49:36
    I don't eat that kinda stuff
  • RicardoCabeza 2012/02/17 01:40:15
    The 2,600 calorie whirly burger sounds delicious.
  • hasher 2012/02/17 00:53:58
    ill do my share of those kind of burgers. this guy probably ate a lot of bad food or may have had a history of heart trouble for all we know.
  • firelooker 2012/02/17 00:48:52
    One hamburger is not going to cause you to have heart attack. It takes a lifetime of bad eating habits to cause the heart arteries to become so clogged that the heart shuts down.
  • Jose Hernandez 2012/02/16 22:42:19
    Jose Hernandez
    I am 200 pounds overweight , I have very slow metabolism and I get fat easily. Maybe if I drop some fat I would eat there but for now no.
  • Artisan Rose ☽✪☾☥ 2012/02/16 22:30:27
    Artisan Rose ☽✪☾☥
    I already have. love those sweet potato fries
  • Rebel [SHP] 2012/02/16 22:17:22
    Rebel [SHP]
    I'd try it. Why not?
  • El Prez 2012/02/16 22:06:27
    El Prez
    Too much fat!!!!
  • Casey Melefsky 2012/02/16 21:45:58
    Casey Melefsky
    no food looks gross and pricesare apparently high and especially now that their name matches customer feedback? def. not
  • firelooker Casey M... 2012/02/17 00:50:22
    Noone is forcing you to eat there.
  • Casey M... firelooker 2012/02/22 20:35:00
    Casey Melefsky
    i didnt say any one was
  • patricia 2012/02/16 21:44:32
    Sqidward on Spongebob said hamburgers are heart attacks on a bun, now it been confirmed.
  • firelooker patricia 2012/02/17 00:51:58
    What a bunch of BS not even a dozen such hamburgers are going to cause a heart attack unless your heart and body are already in bad shape.
  • jeepster4 2012/02/16 20:17:58
    As long as you can split it, why not?
  • rustyshackelford 2012/02/16 20:00:21
  • Vanessa 2012/02/16 19:59:05
    Ewww so much meat :S
  • NicolineWeirdo-chanKnuth 2012/02/16 19:44:25
    But I'd probably end up splitting the burger with someone. That thing is HUGE! o.o
  • syl 2012/02/16 19:40:24
    I'd just take out 2 of the meat patties, & eat 1 normal size burger. And I bet they have REAL beef! And no, I'm not a vegetarian. Sorry.
  • Thank you but no... 2012/02/16 19:19:56
    Thank you but no...
    "...caused someone to actually have a heart attack..."

    I hope you can prove that the The Heart Attack Grill DID cause it, or you are SO sued...
  • firelooker Thank y... 2012/02/17 00:53:56
    Now Moochelle will be on their case, she forgets about free will - can't have that, only her and Obie know what's best for you.
  • Thank y... firelooker 2012/02/18 16:50:03
    Thank you but no...
    Sorry, what? What the hell has this to do with politics?
  • firelooker Thank y... 2012/02/20 20:56:15
    Moochelle wants to impose her dietary ideas on all of America through the food police. That's what politics has to do with it.
  • Thank y... firelooker 2012/02/21 10:57:16
    Thank you but no...
    I've checked pretty carefully; you don't have such an organisation. However, I think in a country where you have to pay for your own health insurance directly, it's fine to eat whatever you like. I certainly would not insure anyone who ate that kind of food.

    Here, where health care is free, there is some justification for regulating peoples' diets.
  • firelooker Thank y... 2012/02/22 01:11:10
    "Free"? someone pays for it somewhere, nothing is free in this ol' world.
  • Thank y... firelooker 2012/02/22 18:39:39
    Thank you but no...
    We all pay for it throughout our working lives. As we have no choice but to pay it, there is some justification to wishing to control how people treat their bodies, but in the US where you can decide NOT to insure yourself, you should be free to eat what you like.
  • AnnForTruth 2012/02/16 19:00:14
    That's too much meat and fat. Beef takes too long to digest in the system. Thank goodness I don't eat it, but I would eat that much meat if it were a grond turkey burger either.
  • JanHopkins 2012/02/16 17:38:29
    It doesn't take that much food to fill me up. On the other hand, perhaps I should avoid going to my workplace from now on. Several people have died of heart attacks there over the years.
  • firelooker JanHopkins 2012/02/17 00:54:26
  • Ang74 2012/02/16 17:33:05
    I don't like that kind of food, but I you know what to expect when you go there. Some people don't care about their health, so if they want to suck down lard coated french fries and die, then that's their choice.
  • shannonkitten 2012/02/16 17:27:05
    This man had been living in a very unhealthy manner to begin with. One meal does not cause someone to go into cardiac arrest.
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