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"Heart Attack Grill" Works As Advertised for Patron

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A diner at a Las Vegas location of the infamous Heart Attack Grill suffered a heart attack while chowing down on one of the fast food joint's Triple Bypass burgers Tuesday evening. Visitors to the restaurant -- which boasts of its unhealthily enormous burgers and 8,000 calorie meals, and which features waitresses barely dressed as nurses -- apparently thought the overweight man's plight was a gag, according to the restaurant's owner "Dr." Jon Basso. With tourists' cameras rolling, the victim was rolled out on a gurney by EMTs.

"I actually felt horrible for the gentleman," Basso told the local Fox affiliate KVVU, "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 patron, said to be in his 40s, is recovering in the hospital.

The restaurant gleefully glorifies bad health: it lets patrons weighing in at 350 pounds and over eat for free. The chain's original spokesmodel -- an Arizona man named Blair River -- died in 2011 at age 29, after tipping the scales at 575 pounds.



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