An unidentified man suffered
cardiac arrest a heart attack while eating a meal called a "Triple Bypass Burger" at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Who saw this coming from a fast food franchise with a "Taste Worth Dying For!" slogan and an entrance sign that reads "If you come in this place, it's going to kill you?" Certainly no one.
The customer, estimated to be in his 40s, was wheeled out by paramedics when he was just midway through his 6,000 calorie burger. The chain owner, a former nutritionist named Jon Basso, said that the man "could barely talk" and was "sweating and suffering" as tourists took photos and videos from the street:
The staff at the Heart Attack Grill willingly glorifies bad health. If you weigh over 350 pounds, you eat for free. And on Saturday night, Basso saw the other side.
"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 said.
The restaurant, like so many other beloved American fast food chains, is famous for selling food that will eventually kill you. It's not supposed to happen mid-bite.
"I don't think I would walk into a place, even if it's called the Heart Attack Grill, and order food," a disturbed Las Vegas resident told Fox 5, "and expect that I was going to have a heart attack."
Certainly not. We're at least entitled to keeling over in the privacy of our own homes. Is nothing sacred anymore?