Thursday, February 16, 2012

Only in America - man falls ill eating Heart Attack Burger

From the could only happen in America files, we saw this article and had to laugh. Somehow I don't think this type of restaurant would fly in Australia. It is questionable how it would score on our rating system. Presumably points get detracted if the burger is life threateningly bad for your health. Surviving eating this burger would probably leave you looking like you had been on the Dean Rioli turtle diet during the offseason. Imagine if the bloke had the Quadruple Bypass Burger instead!

Laughing tourists were either cynical or confused about whether a man was really suffering a medical episode amid the "doctor," ''nurses" and health warnings at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, a restaurant owner said Wednesday. "It was no joke," said Jon Basso, who promotes himself "Doctor Jon," his scantily-clad waitresses as nurses and customers as patients. Basso said he could tell right away the man in his 40s eating a Triple Bypass burger was having trouble. He was sweating, shaking and could barely talk. Paramedics were called Saturday night, fire spokesman Tim Szymanski said, and the man was hospitalized. His name and information about his condition weren't made public. Giggles can be heard on the soundtrack of amateur video showing the man on a stretcher being wheeled out of the restaurant where patrons pass an antique ambulance at the door and a sign: "Caution! This establishment is bad for your health." Eaters are given surgical gowns as they choose from a calorically extravagant menu offering "Bypass" burgers, "Flatliner" fries, buttermilk shakes and free meals to folks over 350 pounds. Basso said he hopes the man is OK, and added that he felt bad for him because tourists treated his misfortune like a joke. "We would never pull a stunt like that," he said.

1 comment:

  1. Can you imagine how many intervals you would have to do Downsey?