Second diner in two months collapses while eating at the Heart Attack Grill
by Jennifer Mishler
Categories: Eats.
Photo: andrew.petro / Flickr

In February, the Heart Attack Grill was in the news after a customer suffered a heart attack while eating their “Triple Bypass Burger.” The hospital-themed restaurant is complete with waitresses dressed as nurses, menu options like “Flatliner Fries” and the slogan “Taste worth dying for.” After the spokesman died last year at 600 pounds and the age of 29, and the recent heart attack, not everyone is laughing about the Heart Attack Grill. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) recently asked the restaurant to shut down.

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.

About Jennifer Mishler

Jennifer Mishler is a writer, and a vegan and animal activist. When she's not writing, you can often find her volunteering or advocating for animal, environmental and human rights causes. Along with writing for Ecorazzi, she has contributed writing for nonprofits like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and enjoys blogging. She resides in the Washington, DC area (and loves all the vegan food it has to offer). Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jennygonevegan.

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