Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Heart Attack Grill's 'Bypass Burger' Claims Second Victim

The Heart Attack Grill, Las Vegas' shrine to unhealthy eating, said another diner had to be wheeled away from the restaurant on a stretcher after chowing down on one of its infamous "Bypass Burgers" -- the second since February. hopes that these back-to-back incidents will spark awareness in people to take good care of their health, and evaluate what they are putting into their bodies. believes that you can't put a price tag on a healthy diet, and that good health, wealth, and happiness go hand in hand. men's lifestyle and finance magazine was fairly appalled to learn of the second diner in the span of two months collapsing during a meal at the Heart Attack Grill and being rushed to the hospital.
Owner Jon Basso told KVVU-TV that the patron, believed to be in her mid-40s, was eating a Double Bypass Burger when she suffered an apparent heart attack.
"I would say the woman gave her body every single thing it could handle, and it finally gave out," Basso told the TV station.

There is a sign at the Heart Attack Grill that issues the warning, "This Establishment is bad for Your Health." Items on the menu include burgers with names such as the "Triple" and "Quadruple Bypass Burger," and lard-cooked "Flatliner French Fries." The quadruple bypass burger has even been named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most caloric sandwich in the world, coming in at 10,000 calories for the 4-patty burger topped with layers of cheese and bacon. 
The Heart Attack Grill is no stranger to controversy, with slogans like, a "Taste worth dying for!" and a house policy that allows diners weighing more than 350 pounds to eat for free.
Basso said the diner was also drinking alcohol and smoking before falling onto the floor unconscious.

It's the second time in three months that one of the restaurant's customers has collapsed while devouring one of its signature burgers. A man in his 40s was enjoying a 6,000-calorie Triple Bypass Burger when he began sweating, shaking and experiencing chest pains. He was hospitalized and released. hopes that these incidents will raise awareness and prompt people to look closely at their health and eating decisions.'s senior staff writer is quoted saying, "Two major keys of being healthy include getting enough nutrients through food and water, and not taking in toxins. Another one is getting enough exercise. I don't know the lifestyles of the people who collapsed at the Heart Attack Grill, and how healthy and fit they were before their respective incidents. But I do hope that these unfortunate events have sparked some awareness in others to take really good care of their health, and eat 10,000 calorie meals sparingly."
According to the above-mentioned Reuters article, restaurant Joe Basso is quoted saying of the female customer who collapsed on Saturday, "She was eating, drinking, smoking, laughing, dancing, and having fun. But when you treat your body like that day in and day out, eventually your body is going to give out."
"We attract an avant-garde clientele -- thrill seekers, risk takers," Basso told the Los Angeles Times. "It attracts people who don't really take good care of their health."
Basso said he's been following the woman's condition and that she is recovering at an area hospital.

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