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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  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Feb 21, 2012 at 06:44 AM
    Another eye catching advertisement would be to have a couple of defibrillators mounted on the wall.
  • by Griff Location: Tally on Feb 17, 2012 at 12:51 PM
    I want to go to this place so bad.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:20 AM
    I wanna go!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 at 09:02 AM
    Absolutely disgusting
  • by Bubba on Feb 17, 2012 at 07:09 AM
    Great marketing strategy!
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