An unidentified man actually suffered a heart attack while dining at the ‘Heart Attack Grill’ in Las Vegas, when he was eating a burger called the ‘Triple Bypass,’ this past weekend.
The hospital themed burger joint was founded by owner Jon Basso, dubbed Dr. Jon. The waitresses are considered ‘nurses’ while taking orders called ‘prescriptions’ from customers, who are known as ‘patients.’
“One of the nurses came back to me and said, ‘Dr. Jon, we’ve got a patient who’s in trouble,'” Basso said. “The gentleman could barely talk. He was sweating, suffering.”
The owner called 911, EMT’s arrived on the scene and the man was taken to a real hospital were he is said to be recovering.
The restaurant and Basso, who works in the restaurant wearing a stethoscope, has come under fire through out its history for its large, high fat, greasy burgers, known as Single, Double, Triple, and Quadtruple Bypasses, each referring to the amount of 8oz patties in each burger. One meal that includes the all-you-can-eat ‘Flatliner Fries’ can range all the way up to 8,000 calories.
“I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt,” Basso said. “Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that.”
Last year the Grill’s spokesperson 29-year-old Blair River died of pneumonia after catching the flu, he was 6’8″ and weighted 575 pounds. His weight was blamed for not over coming the illness.