Heart Attack Grill. There might not be a more appropriately named restaurant in the country. Consider: a man dining at the Las Vegas restaurant on Saturday suddenly started sweating and getting the shakes while downing the 6,000-calorie Triple Bypass Burger. He was having a heart attack.
That might not be surprising considering the Triple Bypass Burger (pictured below) consists of three patties of meat, 12 strips of bacon, cheese, onion, tomato and special sauce:
"He was having the sweats and shaking," a worker named "Nurse" Bridgett told KVVU-TV. (The restaurant takes on a medical theme.)
"Doctor" Jon Basso, the restaurant's owner, thought it was a joke at first.
"One of the nurses came back to me and said, ‘Dr. Jon, we've got a patient who's in trouble.'"
But it was no joke. KVVU explains:
The 40-something-year-old man, who is yet to be identified, is apparently alive and recuperating at the hospital. But Basso said he feels bad considering how some reacted that night.
"I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt. Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that," he told KVVU.
Amateur video captured the man being wheeled out by paramedics:
This isn't the first time the restaurant has been connected to a health incident. Last spring, the spokesman for the restaurant's Arizona branch died at the age of 29. He weighed 572 pounds at the time.