Heart Attack Grill customer has heart attack
Las Vegas restaurant serves 8,000-calorie meals.
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Photo: Gary Wilmore/Flickr
A customer eating at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas suffered a heart attack on Feb. 11 while eating the restaurant's signature Triple Bypass Burger.
The restaurant opened in Nevada in October 2011 and is modeled after the original Heart Attack Grill in Arizona, which operates outside of Phoenix. The restaurant serves high-fat meals that top out at more than 8,000 calories. Heart Attack Grill also offers free meals to anyone who weighs more than 350 pounds and hires sexy waitresses who dress as nurses.
It was one of those "nurses" who told owner Jon Basso that the customer was in distress. "He was having the sweats and shaking," "Nurse" Bridgett told Las Vegas station KVUU.
Basso, who at first thought she was joking, called 911. Paramedics rushed the man to a local hospital, where he is reportedly recovering. His name has not been disclosed.
While all of this was going on, other customers also thought it was a joke and took photos. "I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt," Basso told KVUU. Amateur video, which appears below, shows EMTs wheeling the customer out of the restaurant.
The Heart Attack Grill earned notoriety in March 2011 when its 575-pound 29-year-old spokesman, Blair River, passed away from pneumonia.
Watch KVUU's report, featuring the amateur footage, below:
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