View Full Version : I'll have a burger with a side of irony please.

15-02-12, 21:46
LAS VEGAS Laughing tourists were either cynical or confused about whether a man was really suffering a medical episode amid the "doctor," "nurses" and health warnings at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, a restaurant owner said Wednesday.

"It was no joke," said Jon Basso, who promotes himself "Doctor Jon," his scantily-clad waitresses as nurses and customers as patients.

Basso said he could tell right away the man in his 40s eating a Triple Bypass burger was having trouble. He was sweating, shaking and could barely talk.

Paramedics were called Saturday night, fire spokesman Tim Szymanski said, and the man was hospitalized. His name and information about his condition weren't made public.

Giggles can be heard on the soundtrack of amateur video showing the man on a stretcher being wheeled out of the restaurant where patrons pass an antique ambulance at the door and a sign: "Caution! This establishment is bad for your health."

Eaters are given surgical gowns as they choose from a calorically extravagant menu offering "Bypass" burgers, "Flatliner" fries, buttermilk shakes and free meals to folks over 350 pounds.

Basso said he hopes the man is OK, and added that he felt bad for him because tourists treated his misfortune like a joke.

"We would never pull a stunt like that," he said.


Guess it's like they say, "you are what you eat."

Bonus story: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/41899470/ns/today-food/t/heart-attack-grill-spokesman-dies#.Tzwm4FGwXFU

15-02-12, 22:06
What an awful thing to happen to that man, he really should watch what he eats from now on & he needs to go on some sort of diet/fitness regime to avoid this in the future.

15-02-12, 22:07
I saw a few different specials on travel channel on that place, it's the lulz. I'm at a loss of what to say about the whole guy having a heart attack thing though. That's pretty terrible.

15-02-12, 23:43
The best thing about that place is the waitresses...

15-02-12, 23:47
I saw this place on the news once (I live in Europe fyi), and I didn't know whether to feel horrified, disappointed/sad or laugh like crazy. Cause this really is ridiculous...

But this particular case is definitely nothing to laugh about, yet the irony is... delicious, to use Natla's words. :o

16-02-12, 00:13
I keep thinking about hardee's with their monster burger menu. I sure love oversized double quarter pounders with cheese and bacon.