We would say that we have mixed feelings about Heart Attack Grill — the restaurant where sexy “nurses” dole out calorie-laden monstrosities and customers over 350 pounds eat for free — except for the small matter of our feelings being decidedly unmixed: it’s disgusting. Even founder Jon Basso describes it as “nutritional pornography.”
In March of 2011, the Las Vegas restaurant’s spokesman, the 575-pound Blair River, died at the age of 29. Now, nearly a year later, an unidentified customer went into cardiac arrest while consuming one of Heart Attack Grill’s specialties: a 6,000-calorie Triple Bypass burger.
“One of the nurses came back to me and said, ‘Dr. Jon, we’ve got a patient who’s in trouble,” doctor-in-nickname-only Basso tells the local FOX affiliate. “Tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt.
“Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that.”
In addition to 24 ounces of beef, the Triple Bypass also consists of 15 slices of bacon, three slices of American cheese, red onion, sliced tomato and a special sauce. And it’s not even the restaurant’s heaviest hitter. Add another half pound of meat, five more slices of bacon and another slice of cheese and you have yourself a Quadruple Bypass burger.
If the customer had finished his burger, he would have been gotten a wheelchair ride back to his car from his nurse, er, waitress. Instead, he got a far more expensive ambulance ride to the hospital where he’s said to be recovering.