The infamous Heart Attack Grill is flooding headlines this morning after a customer suffered a heart attack while indulging in the restaurant’s signature 6,000-calorie Triple Bypass Burger.
The Heart Attack Grill, a Las Vegas restaurant featured on shows such as the Travel Channel’s “Extreme Pig Outs,” prides itself on serving food “so bad for you it’s shocking.” Quite ironically, the hospital-themed establishment features “nurses” (waitresses) who take “prescriptions” (orders) from the “patients” (customers).Their menu contains four items: the Single, Double, Triple and Quadruple Bypass Burgers. “Patients” have the option of adding slices of “unadulterated” bacon, bacon that has not been drained of the grease from cooking fat. Each burger has, respectively, five, ten, fifteen and twenty slices of bacon, along with American cheese, red onion, tomato and special sauce. Their “Flatliner Fries” are deep fried in pure lard, and their “Butter-fat Shakes” are made from high-calorie butter fat cream.
The “nurses,” however, proved to be ill-equipped for the incident that unfolded at the restaurant yesterday. Many customers were convinced the entire thing was a publicity stunt—it almost seems to good (or bad) to be true. Waitress Tracy Chamberlin, who called 911, recalls, “People were taking pictures. I had people ask me, ‘Is this a stunt? Do you do this on a regular basis? [I said,] ‘No, it’s not a stunt, this is for real, this man is sick.’”
The entire incident was caught on cell phone video , which shows the man being wheeled out of the restaurant on a stretcher by paramedics. Paramedics said the man would probably be just fine, but would not release his name or medical condition for privacy reasons.