heart attack grill customer collapses
Now, a second diner has been hospitalized after collapsing at the restaurant. According to NBCDFW, a woman in her mid-40s collapsed to the floor and was taken out on a stretcher. The Grill’s owner “Doctor” John Basso, said she had been smoking cigarettes and drinking a margarita while eating the “Double Bypass Burger.” He reports that she was taken by ambulance within five minutes of collapsing.
The cause of her collapse has not been determined, and doctors have not indicated that she suffered a heart attack. Basso says that the unhealthy food wasn’t the only cause. “I would say that this woman had given her body every single thing it would handle and the body finally gave out,” he said. I’m willing to bet that Bypass Burger didn’t help.
The Heart Attack Grill’s “Quadruple Bypass Burger” contains almost 10,000 calories, and the restaurant serves any customer weighing 350 pounds or more free meals of their high-fat food.
The unnamed customer was the second in just over two months to collapse at the restaurant while eating one of the famed burgers named after various forms of cardiac arrest. Back in February, another customer was caught on video being carted out by paramedics after suffering a heart attack while eating a "quadruple bypass" burger.
The Heart Attack Grill's owner Jon Basso tells ABC News that the woman is currently recovering in the hospital. Basso told ABC that he himself has eaten at least one single bypass burger each day since his restaurant first opened seven years ago.
"It's a lifestyle issue," Basso said. "We attract the avant-garde of lifestyle seekers."
The Heart Attack Grill offers free meals to any customer who weighs over 350 pounds and features a butterfat milkshake, nonfiltered cigarettes, "flatliner" fries and four burgers, each rated on an ascending scale of "a single bypass" to the "quadruple bypass."
There's a tongue-in-cheek warning sign at the restaurant's door stating that the offered dining fare is a health risk. Waitresses in the restaurant even wear nurses' uniforms.
Last year, the company's 600-pound spokes-model died when he was only 29-years-old.
"It's the Mecca for unhealthy lifestyles," Bosso said.
The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas saw a woman collapse in the restaurant on Saturday after she ate a "Double Bypass Burger," one of the restaurant's highest-calorie dishes, Fox5 News Las Vegas reported.
The incident is the second collapse at the fat-celebrating restaurant in the past two months. In February, a man fell ill while eating a "Triple Bypass Burger" and had to be wheeled out of the restaurant by emergency workers.
The woman who was hospitalized Saturday had also been smoking and drinking a margarita before the incident, according to Fox5.