Man eating at Heart Attack Grill suffers heart attack
Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:57 PM
Man eating at Heart Attack Grill suffers heart attack.......Customer was dining on Las Vegas grill's notorious Bypass Burger when attack struck
A man who scarfed down a burger and fries at a Heart Attack Grill restaurant in Las Vegas over the weekend actually suffered a heart attack mid chew, authorities said.
Witnesses said the man, who was in his 40s, was grubbing on one of the grill's notorious "Triple Bypass Burgers" when his symptoms started.
"He was having the sweats and shaking," a waitress identified as "Nurse" Bridgett told local station KVUU.
"The gentleman could barely talk," the joint's owner, Jon Basso, added. "He was sweating, suffering."
Basso called 911 and the man was rushed to a local hospital. He survived and was reportedly recovering, KVUU reported.
The Arizona-based chain caused a stir in Sin City when it opened in October because of its shameless glorification of fatty, high calorie food.
Patients wear hospital gowns over their clothes and are served by waitresses in skimpy nurse's uniforms, who check diners' pulses before taking their drink order.
Bypass burgers are served with "Flatliner Fries" cooked in lard washed down with butterfat milkshakes.
A sign on the door says, "Caution! This establishment is bad for your health." Customers who weigh over 350 pounds eat free.
Tragedy stuck the franchise last March when Blair River, a 6-foot-8, 575-pound pitchman, died at 29 after contracting pneumonia during a bout with the flu.
The grill has no plans to trim the fat from the menu following Saturday's scare, but Basso said his heart went out to the customer.
"I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt," he told KVUU.
"Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that."
Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:01 PM
Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:04 PM
I saw this yesterday. Does it make me a bad person if I started chuckling?
chuckling is better than the thoughts that went thru my head
Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:33 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:40 PM
My next door neighbor (at our old house) died of a heart attack at a local restaurant. Really sad. Rescue was there almost immediately and they couldn't resuscitate him.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:17 AM
That burger looks good.
I was thinking the exact same thing.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:20 PM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:12 PM
All I can think of is this: The Mel Burger
I've actually eaten there. I asked the waiter what the Mega Mel was and he told me it was just a big burger. Didn't want to seem like a glutton so I only ordered a one pound burger.
If I had known I could get my name on the wall, I would have ordered the Mega Mel. That Mega Mel wouldn't even be a challenge. 1.5 pounds of beef and a pound of bacon. I wonder if they've ever had someone eat two...
Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:24 PM
"I will venture to say that, yes, it will help business," Basso said of the publicity storm that swirled around the incident. "I think it turned on as many people as it turned off. We probably lost some customers. We probably also gained customers. There's a bad boy element to it now."
Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:19 PM
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