The Heart Attack Grill is a junk food restaurant in Las Vegas that takes so much pride in serving clients very unhealthy food that it's turned it into its trademark. In what must be a case of ultimate irony, one man had a heart attack while eating one of the most calorie-laden burgers.
The establishment is run by Jon Basso, who calls himself “Doctor” and prances around in a doctor's gown and stethoscope, which are obviously for purely aesthetic reasons.
Waitresses are also dressed in nurses' uniforms, though they'd rather resemble something you might see in a Halloween shop than in an actual hospital.
To stick to the hospital theme of the restaurant, patrons are given hospital gowns when they arrive. They're also weighed and, should they be over a certain limit, they're allowed to order items on the menu free of charge.
“Doctor” Basso sees nothing wrong with his business, as the video below will show: as long as it's legal, fun and unhealthy, he will offer it to you – whatever it might be.
The name of the man who has been rushed to the hospital with heart attack-like symptoms has not been revealed to the press. Neither have details on his current condition.
However, both the good “Doctor” and the nurses say they initially thought it was a joke the man was trying to make. They called 911 nevertheless – and it's just as good that they did.
While they were eventually convinced that the man was not faking it (video of him wheeled out of the fast food joint on a gurney has already gone viral), some still don't believe it.
Thinking they were witnessing a PR stunt, other patrons wiped out their camera phones and started taking pics and recording the man – as he was nearly dying.
They thought he was promoting the Triple Bypass Burger he was consuming.
As a side, note, the burger's older “sibling,” the Quadruple Bypass Burger, packs no less than 8,000 calories, many times more than the daily intake recommended for a healthy, normal weight adult.
If you take it with Flatliner Fries and a Butterfat Milkshake, the calorie count must jump over 10,000, especially since The Heart Attack Grill boasts
of frying the potatoes in nothing but “pure lard!.”
Doctors say that it wasn't the burger at the Grill that nearly killed the man – but it has certainly not helped with his health.
Watch the full report below.