Man Suffers Heart Attack At The Unfortunately Named Heart Attack Grill

Unfortunately for one man in Las Vegas, a restaurant lived up to its name quite literally. While dining out on a “Triple Bypass Burger,” a man suffered a heart attack at The Heart Attack Grill over the weekend.

It’s well-known, says FOX5 in Vegas, that the eatery is not of the healthy sort. Diners over 350 lbs eat for free, with items to choose from like Flatliner Fries, Butterfat Milkshakes and the “quadruple bypass burger” which can exceed 8,000 calories. Yes, 8,000. You read that correctly.

Although the waitstaff all wear nurse outfits and the owner calls himself Dr. Jon, no one at the restaurant is actually medically trained, so paramedics were called when the man started showing symptoms of a heart attack in the middle of his meal, and he is reportedly alive and recuperating. Whew.

The restaurant owner said there have been “a variety of incidents” in the past, but that this was the first full-scale coronary on the premises. So, that’s good news…?

*Can’t forget to thanks Wayne for the tip!

Man suffers heart attack at Heart Attack Grill [FOX5 Las Vegas]


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  1. KillerBee says:

    Can’t say he wasn’t warned…

  2. shinazzle23 says:

    There goes my “False Advertising” claim.

  3. JennQPublic says:

    He should sue for false advertising- he got better without bypass surgery.

  4. Back to waiting, but I did get a cute dragon ear cuff says:

    Can everyone else who ate there sue since they did not deliver what was promised?

  5. May contain snark says:

    Only in America. The land of the free and the home of the Whopper.

  6. u1itn0w2day says:

    Was it the Flatliner fries?

  7. Flik says:

    I make my own mild cardiac infarctions at home.

  8. Cat says:

    Las Vegas…
    “…the waitstaff all wear nurse outfits”
    “…there have been ‘a variety of incidents’ in the past”

    I think I’ve been there… Oh wait, it was a strip club.

  9. powdered beefmeat says:

    I hear you can order beef fat with a side of Lucky Strikes and a box of ammunition to go.

  10. RockerGal says:

    I wanted to eat there many times when I was in Vegas. I just had bad timing and never was there when they were open. I still wonder if they serve salads….

    • Duke_Newcombe-Making children and adults as fat as pigs says:

      You and me both missed out on the artery-clogging goodness that is the Grill. The one in Chandler, AZ was closed when I went there.

  11. Shouhdes says:

    This is one of those stories where its like,

    “This is whats wrong with our country”

    but simultaneously

    “this is what makes our country great”

  12. Cat says:

    “Diners over 350 lbs eat for free”

    Great retirement plan – gain 100 pounds, move to Vegas, and eat for free!

  13. cameronl says:

    Now I want to eat there.

    • ARP says:

      That’s like our drug epidemic. Anytime someone OD’s, that strain of heroin, coke, etc. becomes very popular. Very macabre.

  14. Jawaka says:

    Diners over 350lb eat for free?


    • Missing in Vlissingen says:

      Seriously. Health concerns aside, how is that a good business practice?

      On the other hand, it’s no worse than the “DWI Conviction Discount” I receive on my auto insurance.

      • huadpe says:

        Wait, what?

      • rmorin says:

        Because 350lbs is actually very hard to get to.

        95th percentile of weight for an adult male is 255lbs in the U.S.

        So that means to get to 350lbs we are talking maybe 0.25% percent of the population? That means that the word of mouth gimick is probably worth the tiny fraction of a percentage of sales lost.

        I get the American’s are fat thing, and it is true to a point, but you do not realize how infrequently someone is 350lbs. Personal anecdotes don’t beat statistics.

        • Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

          It seems the lawsuit factor would not be worth the publicity.

          I can easily see a lawsuit that the business was trying to kill those with weight-related health issues.

        • Not Given says:

          I wonder if you have to prove it by standing on a scale?

  15. BorkBorkBork says:

    Does he get anything special for having a heart attack in the Heart Attack grille? Like a bust carved out of beef in his honor?

    • elangomatt says:

      Free food for life? The bonus is, if the guy eats there often they probably won’t have to pay for his food much longer since he’ll likely have another heart attack soon enough.

    • theotherwhitemeet says:

      He gets a t-shirt that says I had a heart attack at the Heart Attack Grill and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.

  16. AllanG54 says:

    I had my heart attack at a Ruby Tuesday’s. this guy has nothing on them.

  17. MonkeyMonk says:

    Ah … like rain on your wedding day.

  18. rpm773 says:

    Diners over 350 lbs eat for free,

    This doesn’t seem like it would be a very profitable business model.

  19. bread angel says:

    Did he leave a tip?

  20. CharlesFarley says:

    Several years ago in the pre-YouTube era, the manager of the local Meijers was on TV being interviewed about their new portable defibrillators and how they are there for customer safety…etc. My great uncle was so impressed he had a heart attack right there while they were doing the live remote and the manager had to go into action and put it to use.

    My uncle passed a few days later. He would have died before the ambulance arrived otherwise. It gave my aunt the opportunity to prepare.

    Timing is everything.

  21. Excuse My Ambition Deficit Disorder says:

    So….why is this on Consumerist?

  22. kornkid42 says:

    “Unfortuantely Named”? No, that’s the whole point. They don’t hide the fact that their food is horrible for you, unlike other restaurants.

    • BurtReynolds says:

      Exactly what I thought when I read this. This place serves burgers, fries cooked in lard, and Lucky Strikes. “Heart attacks” are the whole bit.

  23. Earl Butz says:

    Well, really, who didn’t see this coming?

  24. comedian says:

    “Unfortunately Named”, more like “Heretofore Incorrectly Named”.

  25. crispyduck13 says:

    “Man Suffers Heart Attack At The Accurately Named Heart Attack Grill.”

    Fixed that for ya.

  26. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    Self-fulfilling prophecy?

  27. RayanneGraff says:

    I can’t for the life of me figure out why anyone would want to eat such food. Disgusting.

    • Fubish says: I don't know anything about it, but it seems to me... says:

      Because men like to eat fat. And salt. If they made a salty lardbuger we would eat it. I am not kidding.

      • crispyduck13 says:

        Hey now, let’s all keep this in perspective before we all go saying stupid shit.

        Women dig on fat and salt too you know.

        • Fubish says: I don't know anything about it, but it seems to me... says:

          I cannot think of one woman I ever met in my entire life who would eat a philly cheese steak with bacon and potato chips and a side of fries. Most guys I know would do that.

          • Jules Noctambule says:

            My sister would eat that, and when she was finished she’d reach for your plate, too. She lives in New York and stays in shape by walking everywhere (twice, usually, because she gets lost easily), but the girl can eat like a champ.

          • Stevea1210 says:

            Rule #847…If the menu calls it a Philly cheeseteak, it IS NOT A PHILLY CHEESESTEAK.

    • Nigerian prince looking for business partner says:

      Because cheeseburgers are delicious?

    • Cat says:

      You’re not much fun, are you?

  28. Shorebreak says:

    I’m sure this suicidal eating behavior contributes to our sky high health insurance rates.

    • Nunov Yerbizness says:

      So do people who choose to have children (especially twins, triplets, childbirths to older/high-risk women, etc.). So do people who participate in sports or get into accidents (sports/athletic injuries and accidents cost us $100 billion a year, per the CDC). So do smokers, alcoholics, drunk drivers, and drivers who habitually multi-task while driving.

      If you’re going to start policing behaviors that raise our healthcare costs, buckle up for that slippery-slope ride. But I’m sure you didn’t mean we should police most behaviors; I’m pretty sure you meant that we should pile more hate on fat people. Other “suicidal behaviors” and forms of conspicuous overconsumption (i.e. people who grunt out multiple kids) get a pass, of course.

      • Dallas_shopper says:

        I’m not fat AND I don’t have kids. I smoke, but I’ll probably be taken out by stress long before cancer ever gets me. Plus, I smoke because it helps. And smoking is cheaper than kids anyway. ;-)

    • varro says:

      Judging from my insurance risk pool statistics (I’m on my group’s insurance committee), cancer treatment is much, much more expensive than bypasses.

  29. BurtReynolds says:

    “Although the waitstaff all wear nurse outfits and the owner calls himself Dr. Jon, no one at the restaurant is actually medically trained..”

    No way! I thought it was a clinic for heart patients.

  30. do-it-myself says:

    I didn’t read about this place until AFTER I went to Vegas…. :(

    But Hash House A Go-Go and their monster portion sizes served probably as a BETTER substitute.

  31. WhenPigsFly says:

    They should call the burger The Fred Sanford. “I’m coming to see you Elizabeth…uh never mind.”

  32. GTB says:

    sooo… doing it right?

  33. fordprefect says:

    “Thanks pal!”

  34. fordprefect says:

    Where’s the edit button?

    –Dr. Jon handing mountain of cash to publicist–

    “Thanks, pal!”

  35. tooluser says:

    Eat whatever you like.

  36. masterying01 says:

    The quadruple bypass has 8000 calories…………………… wonder I sweated out burger juice the next day after i finished it.

  37. carlathecommander says:
  38. Miss Malevolent says:

    Que PETA making some lame riff off this in, 3…2…1…

  39. The Porkchop Express says:

    I really, really doubt that the burger he was eating right then gave him the heart attack. If one meal can do it, people would be dropping dead at every fast food joint in America.

  40. Quake 'n' Shake says:

    This restaurant is precisely what makes America so awesome. Remember kids, in America, even the poor people are fat!

  41. Bibliophile4 says:

    People over 350 pounds shouldn’t be encouraged to eat unhealthy, and, as unfortunately demonstrated, possibly lethal food by inviting them to eat for free. Granted, people have the free will to make their own choices about food, but I think this “incident”, as it was called, should serve as a warning.

  42. lostalaska says:

    I wonder if they offer bottomless cups of gravy?

  43. flychinook says:

    It’s sort of like that “Dick’s Last Resort” restaurant where the waitstaff are all rude on purpose.

    All part of the experience.