Only in America would two customers in two months collapse at the Heart Attack Grill while eating a â€œdouble bypass burgerâ€.
On Saturday, a woman in her 40s collapsed and was found unconscious at the restaurant after eating one of the 10,000-calorie burgers, smoking a cigarette, and drinking a margarita. Sounds like Peg Bundy has really taken a turn for the worse, huh?
Owner Jon Basso wishes her a swift recovery, while also claiming she got what she was asking for since his restaurant attracts â€œthrill seekers,â€ â€œrisk takers,â€ and â€œpeople who donâ€™t really take care of their health.â€
Basso dresses up as a cardiologist and has a staff of waitresses decked out in skin-tight nurse uniforms. The â€œpatients,â€ aka diners, choose from items such as â€œFlatliner Friesâ€ cooked in lard, milkshakes made with pure cream, and four kinds of â€œBypass Burgersâ€ including single, double, triple, and quadruple bypass. Oh, and if you weigh more than 350 pounds, your meal is free. Isnâ€™t that nice?
If youâ€™re wondering how someone opening a restaurant like this in the United States hasnâ€™t been sued yet, the place is covered in signs saying â€œWarning: This Establishment is Bad For Your Health.â€ Smart move since itâ€™s not unheard of for people to sue McDonaldâ€™s when they gain weight and suffer health problems.
He does make a good point, however, noting his restaurant says more about the customers than it does about him. If youâ€™re one french fry short of a heart attack and you havenâ€™t had a leafy green in a decade, itâ€™s probably not in your best interest to go to the Heart Attack Grill and order a burger with 9,993 calories.
I want to hate the guy, but I guess if you can find a growing epidemic and get rich at the expense of other peopleâ€™s carelessness, youâ€™re really just living the â€˜Merican Dream, arenâ€™t you? Land of the free, yâ€™all.
Now I just want a salad.
Images CC licensed by Samson Loo: Heart Attack Grill
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