The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas lived up to its name Saturday, when a man eating a Triple Bypass Burger suffered a heart attack. "Doctor" Jon Basso, owner of the restaurant, jumped into action and called 911 after his "Nurse" waitress told him they had a patient who appeared to be in distress.
Medical personnel in name only, the nursing staff and "Doctor' Basso said they felt bad for the man, who is now recovering. The Heart Attack Grill in Vegas has had several incidents, possibly due to the menu offerings such as Flatliner Fries and Bypass Burgers (ya think?), but no full-blown heart attacks until now.
Fox News reports that tourists were snapping pictures of the man, thinking it was some sort of publicity stunt, but Basso insists, "Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that."
The concept of the Heart Attack Grill has been controversial, offering meals loaded with staggering amounts of fat and calories, and serving those weighing more than 350 pounds for free. A serious incident was bound to happen, but you have to wonder if the man was on his way to a triple bypass, even without the Triple Bypass Burger.
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Glorifying burgers oozing with gobs of grease and fries swimming in fat is a lousy idea, but apparently a popular one. When you think about it, is the Heart Attack Grill any worse than a rib or fried clam shack...or a cheesecake factory?