The body count keeps rising for a novelty Las Vegas restaurant called Heart Attack Grill. The restaurant, which has a medical theme and purports to fight against anorexia by offering massive stacks of cheeseburgers and other delicious meat-based grill foods, has a history of patrons dying. Then again, when you serve anyone over 350 pounds for free, you kind of run that risk. First, their spokesman had a heart attack. Then in February, a man had a heart attack at Heart Attack Grill’s new location in Las Vegas. Well, it has happened again. A woman was rushed to the hospital after eating at the Heart Attack Grill with what may have been a heart attack.
“She was eating, drinking, smoking, laughing, dancing, having fun,” said Heart Attack Grill owner Joe Basso of the patron, who collapsed on Saturday night. “But when you treat your body like that day in and day out, eventually your body is going to give out.” Added the board-certified burgerologist, “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.”
I would love to try one of their hamburgers someday. I’m not going to pretend I’m not interested in a half-pound burger, a real-cream milkshake, and fries deep fried in lard. That’s right down my alley, and if I die, then at least I’ll die happy and full of burger.
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