Only in America would two customers in two months collapse at the Heart Attack Grill while eating a “double bypass burger”.
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 “thrill seekers,” “risk takers,” and “people who don’t really take care of their health.”
Basso dresses up as a cardiologist and has a staff of waitresses decked out in skin-tight nurse uniforms. The “patients,” aka diners, choose from items such as “Flatliner Fries” cooked in lard, milkshakes made with pure cream, and four kinds of “Bypass Burgers” including single, double, triple, and quadruple bypass. Oh, and if you weigh more than 350 pounds, your meal is free. Isn’t that nice?
If you’re wondering how someone opening a restaurant like this in the United States hasn’t been sued yet, the place is covered in signs saying “Warning: This Establishment is Bad For Your Health.” Smart move since it’s not unheard of for people to sue McDonald’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 you’re one french fry short of a heart attack and you haven’t had a leafy green in a decade, it’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 people’s carelessness, you’re really just living the ‘Merican Dream, aren’t you? Land of the free, y’all.
Now I just want a salad.