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Diner Suffers Cardiac Arrest While Eating A ‘Triple Bypass Burger’ In Restaurant Called The ‘Heart Attack Grill’

Thursday, February 16, 2012 23:27
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The restaurant chain was founded in 2005 using the catchphrase “Taste Worth Dying For!” I guess so.

From Dateline Zero

The Heart Attack Grill in downtown Las Vegas lived up to its name Saturday night, when a customer dining on a “triple bypass burger” suffered an apparent heart attack. 

Not enough irony for you? The waitresses dress in nurse costumes, and take orders for items such as “Quadruple Bypass Burgers” and “Flatline Fries.”

The Triple Bypass Burger contains three slabs of meat, 12 rashes of bacon, cheese, red onion, sliced tomato and the Heart Attack Grill’s own ‘unique special sauce’. And that’s before taking into account the accompanying ‘Flatliner Fries’, cooked in pure lard, and a giant soft drink.

The Heart Attack Grill is run by a former nutritionist “Doctor” Jon Basso who, remarkably, used to run a Jenny Craig weight loss diet center.

Teddy Wayne wrote at Business Week that this is the “worst titular irony in the restaurant world since a waitress was observed being mean in 1994 at a Friendly’s.”

Waitress Tracy Chamberlin called 911. “I am nowhere near a nurse,” Chamberlin said. “I just play one when I come to work”

“People were taking pictures,” Chamberlin recalled. “I had people ask me, ‘Is this a stunt, do you do this on a regular basis? (I said,) ‘No, it’s not a stunt, this is for real, this man is sick.’”

Mr. Basso was asked by Fox News if this was a publicity stunt, which he vigorously denied. He told reporters that he “felt horrible” for the man.

“The gentleman could barely talk. He was sweating, suffering,” Basso said. “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.”

A single meal at the restaurant can exceed 8,000 calories. The recommended daily intake is generally 2,000 calories for women and 2,500 for men.

More at Dateline Zero

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    Poetic Justice, lol

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