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Deberg_1990
02-15-2012, 12:48 PM
True Story



http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/16937627/man-suffers-heart-attack-at-heart-attack-grill


LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - The Heart Attack Grill in downtown Las Vegas lived up to its name Saturday night, when a customer dining on a "triple bypass burger" suffered a heart attack.


Amateur video of the man being wheeled out of the restaurant by EMTs was posted to several websites.

"He was having the sweats and shaking," said ‘Nurse' Bridgett, who was working at the restaurant when the man in his 40s began experiencing chest pains.

"Doctor" Jon Basso, who opened the infamous restaurant in October, told FOX5 at first he thought it was a joke.

"One of the nurses came back to me and said, ‘Dr. Jon, we've got a patient who's in trouble.'"

The restaurant is known for not holding back on the food it serves. Signs around the business glorify bad eating habits and the menu includes items like Flatliner Fries, and Butterfat Milkshakes.

One meal, the "quadruple bypass burger" can easily exceed 8,000 calories.

The gentleman who suffered the heart attack was in the middle of eating a Triple Bypass burger when he began experiencing the symptoms.

Despite the clinical atmosphere, Basso is not actually a medical doctor, so he called 911. Paramedics and EMTs arrived in moments.

"The gentleman could barely talk," said Basso. "He was sweating, suffering. Anyone with an ounce of compassion would've felt for him."

Basso tells FOX5 he has heard the man is alive and recuperating. His name is still unknown.

The staff at the Heart Attack Grill willingly glorifies bad health. If you weigh over 350 pounds, you eat for free. And on Saturday night, Basso saw the other side.

"I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt. Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that," he said.

Tourists were disheartened, but not entirely surprised to hear about the incident.

"I don't think I would walk into a place, even if it's called the Heart Attack Grill, and order food, and expect that I was going to have a heart attack," said Las Vegas resident Debbie Kaye.

Customers, however, continued eating the burgers, fries, and shakes Tuesday night.

"It says right on the door, it's hazardous to your health," diner CJ Beeman pointed out.

Basso said there have been a ‘variety of incidents' in the past, but this is the first full-scale coronary that happened in his restaurant.

Bwana
02-15-2012, 12:54 PM
Ouch LMAO

Mr. Flopnuts
02-15-2012, 12:55 PM
Place has been open for like 10 years. It was bound to happen.

Buck
02-15-2012, 12:55 PM
Didn't the owner of that place die of a heart attack a while back?

scho63
02-15-2012, 12:56 PM
and the lawsuit starts in 3,2,1.....

seclark
02-15-2012, 01:01 PM
i've gotten the shits at joe's crab shack before.
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KCUnited
02-15-2012, 01:04 PM
Who knew a burger and aorta of fries could kill you?

blaise
02-15-2012, 01:04 PM
Witnesses say he asked for the rest of his meal in a to go bag.

SnakeXJones
02-15-2012, 01:07 PM
Now they got a slogan for their sandwich

Ben N 58men
02-15-2012, 01:08 PM
Man vs Food



Food wins.......FLAWLESS VICTORY

Predarat
02-15-2012, 01:09 PM
Surprise me, this does not. People have heart attacks and such at restaurants all the time.

blaise
02-15-2012, 01:09 PM
Man vs Food



Food wins.......FLAWLESS VICTORY

Finish him.

DaKCMan AP
02-15-2012, 01:16 PM
We stopped by here while in Vegas Super Bowl weekend. The place is absolutely disgusting. The inside reeks of grease stench worse than the cigarette smoke drenched casinos. One person in our group ordered the Butter-fat Shake. It looked like chocolate-dyed fat from a recent liposuction procedure.

Nasty.

Rooster
02-15-2012, 01:17 PM
Great advertising...

Rain Man
02-15-2012, 01:21 PM
This gives me a great business idea. The Weight-Loss Cafe.

Imagine this. You stand on a treadmill. The menu is on an LED screen that is black until you start moving, and then gets brighter the faster you go. When you order, the food comes in bite-size pieces on a conveyor belt that only moves while you run. The trick is that the effort required to get each bite to you requires more calories than are contained in the bite. So you get a nice meal out and you also lose weight.

listopencil
02-15-2012, 01:24 PM
This gives me a great business idea. The Weight-Loss Cafe.

Imagine this. You stand on a treadmill. The menu is on an LED screen that is black until you start moving, and then gets brighter the faster you go. When you order, the food comes in bite-size pieces on a conveyor belt that only moves while you run. The trick is that the effort required to get each bite to you requires more calories than are contained in the bite. So you get a nice meal out and you also lose weight.

Now hook it up to a generator and feed the excess power back to the grid. Then you've got something. You could probably get people to pay a membership fee.

The Iron Chief
02-15-2012, 01:25 PM
No shock here I've heard before their foods to die for!

Seriously in busy restaurants things happen I manage a fairly busy redlobster and if its not one thing or another an ambulance has to be called more than you might think.

Anything from an unknown allergic reaction to a slip in the parking lot..it happens a lot in stores that do 800+ guests a day.

boogblaster
02-15-2012, 01:33 PM
shoulda by-passed the place ......

sedated
02-15-2012, 02:46 PM
Any hope of getting mouth-to-mouth from the wait staff?

kepp
02-15-2012, 02:50 PM
This gives me a great business idea. The Weight-Loss Cafe.

Imagine this. You stand on a treadmill. The menu is on an LED screen that is black until you start moving, and then gets brighter the faster you go. When you order, the food comes in bite-size pieces on a conveyor belt that only moves while you run. The trick is that the effort required to get each bite to you requires more calories than are contained in the bite. So you get a nice meal out and you also lose weight.

http://images.starpulse.com/news/bloggers/684225/blog_images/shark-tank.jpg"Lemme get back to you on that..."

loochy
02-15-2012, 02:55 PM
The Heart Attack Grill here in Dallas went out of business recently

Count Zarth
02-15-2012, 02:56 PM
You can't have a heart attack from eating a burger.

Coincidence.

His heart attack had been building for years.

Tribal Warfare
02-15-2012, 03:02 PM
Someone should've told him...........

http://media.247sports.com/Uploads/Boards/326/21326/163841.jpg

loochy
02-15-2012, 03:06 PM
You can't have a heart attack from eating a burger.

Coincidence.

His heart attack had been building for years.

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110616033046/glee/images/8/8b/Quinn_Rolling_Eyes.gif

Phobia
02-15-2012, 04:02 PM
You can't have a heart attack from eating a burger.

Coincidence.

His heart attack had been building for years.

Sometimes you have the most astute posts.

DaFace
02-15-2012, 05:22 PM
You can't have a heart attack from eating a burger.

Coincidence.

His heart attack had been building for years.

You can't say that it CAUSED it, but it certainly could have TRIGGERED it.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=117825&page=1#.TzxMElxSSVM

Eating an unusually heavy meal does not just add calories, it also might trigger a heart attack, especially in people who already have heart disease, researchers said in a study released today.

The study found heart attack risk jumped four times in the two hours after a large meal.

Cephalic Trauma
02-15-2012, 05:54 PM
You can't have a heart attack from eating a burger.

Coincidence.

His heart attack had been building for years.

ROFL

I was waiting for someone to come in here and correct people like a humorless sap. Kudos, you won the interwebz.

Spott
02-15-2012, 05:59 PM
Damn, 8000 calories in one hamburger? I'm guessing they must fry their burgers in lard and cover them in powdered sugar.