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Whether it's the ridiculous skimpy nurse costumes of the servers or the blatant disregard for people's general health as witnessed by menu items like the triple bypass burger, the restaurant is a shining beacon of all things wrong with the food industry. Their only positive trait is their truth in advertising.
The Las Vegas restaurant revels in the fact that their menu items could hurt or even kill you. They market their food as a "taste worth dying for". They proudly boast about how their fries are made using "real lard".
Their cooks wear doctor outfits while their servers parade around in barely-there nurse uniforms. The patrons are even encouraged to wear hospital robes. It's enough to make anyone sick and, as it turns out, it actually did.
In slightly more than two months, two people have collapsed while eating a double bypass burger in the Heart Attack Grill. Averaging just under 10,000 calories, it's no wonder patrons struggle after consuming the massive burger. Even after two people collapsed in the restaurant, owner Jon Basso still doesn't see any problems with his marketing strategy.
"Unlike cigarettes, I have had warnings labels since Day 1 when we opened in 2005 telling people how bad our food is for you. I think that skirts any liability we might have."
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On top of this, the restaurant allows people weighing over 350 pounds to eat for free. In this economy, how could overweight people pass up that kind of deal? Being that there is nothing even remotely healthy in the restaurant, they will only continue to contribute to their obesity. It's like giving a junky a needle and then saying you bear no responsibility because you warned him not to shoot up.
We realize that personal responsibility will ultimately dictate what you do or don't put in your mouth, but this tongue in cheek joking about a serious health crisis is nothing but revolting. How many people have to collapse before a business's conscience kicks in? Our guess for the Heart Attack Grill is that no amount of suffering will convince them to stop peddling their message of death by food. After all, they are making a killing.