Heart Attack Grill
The Heart Attack Grill is a hamburger restaurant in Nevada infamously known for is high calorie foods named after dilapidating heart conditions. The waitresses in the restaurant are often dressed in provocative nurse uniforms and go around taking care of the ‘patients’ i.e. the customers by serving them food rich in fats. The owner of the establishment usually wears a doctor’s lab coat and a stethoscope to check the vitals of the customers during and after their meals.
The menu items have peculiar names that seem to illicit feelings of excitement and humor instead of feelings of dread. The hamburgers are divided into single, double, triple, and quadruple ‘Bypass’ hamburgers that range from 10 to 32 ounces. The restaurant also offers buffets for fries that are cooked in large amounts of lard. Customers who weigh more than 160 kg are given free meals in the premises. Patrons who are able to complete a Triple or Quadruple Bypass Burger are usually rewarded and then wheeled out of the premises by their own ‘personal’ nurse.
Not surprisingly, one of the restaurant’s favorite patrons died of a heart attack in 2013. John Aleman had become the unofficial representative for the establishment and had his meals in the restaurant daily. There was also a customer who had to be taken to hospital in 2012 while eating a 6000-calorie Triple Bypass burger.