Meatless Monday

WOW! I have seen this diner on the Food Network (my favorite channel).What an appropriate article for the benefits of a meatless diet.

The Heart Attack Grill’s  unhealthy menu includes burgers like the ‘Quadruple Bypass Burger.’ Diners at the restaurant wear hospital gowns, and the waitresses are dressed (barely) like nurses. The owner Jon Basso is called “Doctor.” And the restaurant’s slogan? “Taste Worth Dying For.”

Sadly, a diner has suffered a heart attack while eating at the Heart Attack Grill. According to the Huffington Post, the man was eating the ‘Triple Bypass Burger’ when he went into cardiac arrest. Because of the Grill’s theme, Basso and other customers thought it was a joke.

I wonder when this will all stop being a joke to the Heart Attack Grill. It wasn’t enough when their official spokesperson, Blair River, died at the age of 29,  last year. Maybe this latest news will do it.

Basso says he called 911 after realizing it was not a prank. “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.

The man is reportedly alive and recovering.

Would you ever dine at a restaurant like this?



2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sheila on February 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    The name is enough to make me stay away.


  2. Posted by thelightinbetween on February 20, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Hmm… I love restaurants with a theme, but this is too far. Health should never be a joke, and a feel terrible for that poor man!


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