'Heart Attack Grill' customer suffers heart attack in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS - Los Angeles Times
Menu offerings and warnings are posted in the window of the Heart Attack Grill on Fremont Street. AP photoThe "Heart Attack Grill" in Las Vegas lived up to its name when a customer suffered a heart attack at the restaurant famous for its high-calorie meals.
The customer was eating what was called a "Triple Bypass Burger," which included 750 grams of meat and a dozen bacon slices, last weekend when he started complaining about chest pains, the Los Angeles Times reported on its website.
Other customers thought the scene was part of an entertainment act.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and hospitalized the man, who was now in recovery, the report said.
The Heart Attack Grill opened last fall and quickly made headlines for its fatty foods and meals that feature nearly 10,000 calories, the Los Angeles Times said. Waitresses were scantily dressed as "nurses" who took "prescriptions" from their "patients."
Customers who weigh over 160 kilograms ate for free at the "Heart Attack Grill." The restaurant's motto is "Taste worth dying for!"
Restaurant's owner, "Doctor" Jon Basso, who has no real medical training, said the incident was "horrible" and "not something to be taken lightly."
He said the restaurant has warnings about its unhealthy food on its door and menu but was still a “full house” midday yesterday.