Heart Attack at Heart Attack Grill

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Feb. 17, 2012 -

Irony at an eatery in Las Vegas, an apparent heart attack at a place called the Heart Attack Grill.

Dr. Jon isn't really a doctor. He's just the owner, wielding a stethoscope. And the nurses are just waitresses dressed up like nurses, so all they could do was call 911.

Changing colors, owner Jon Basso told us, frothing at the mouth. Amateur video of the man being wheeled out went viral. Basso told us the man had been eating what's called a "Triple Bypass Burger."

It was not a stunt and paramedics told CBS that the man would probably be OK. As for the morbid sense of humor, it's on display in the Heart Attack Grill's promotional videos. Customers wear hospital gowns. The grill's motto: Taste worth dying for.

Owner Jon Basso says he's a former nutritionist who used to own Jenny Craig diet franchises. Now he's famous for his quadruple bypass. 4 beef patties, cheese, you can get it with 20 strips of bacon.

The restaurant has a policy, customers over 350 pounds can eat for free. Free if you don't count the cost of all those calories, an estimated 8,000 for the quadruple bypass.

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