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“Taste Worth Dying For”: Man Goes into Cardiac Arrest While Eating ‘Triple Bypass Burger’ at Las Vegas’ Aptly-Named ‘Heart Attack Grill’

From the “only in America” column…

A man went into cardiac arrest while eating a ‘triple bypass burger’ at an aptly-named Las Vegas theme restaurant, Fox 5 reports.

Would you like a side of death with your Triple Bypass Burger? (Photo:

The unnamed man, who is in his 40s, was dining at the Heart Attack Grill on Fremont Street Saturday evening when he was stricken by a heart attack.

“He was having the sweats and shaking,” said “Nurse” Bridgett (the waitresses wear sexy nurse costumes in keeping with the restaurant’s morbid theme), who was working at the time.

“Doctor” Jon Basso, who opened the restaurant, told Fox 5 that he first thought it was a joke.

“One of the nurses came back to me and said, ‘Dr. Jon, we’ve got a patient who’s in trouble,'” he recalled.

“The gentleman could barely talk,” said Basso. “He was sweating, suffering. Anyone with an ounce of compassion would’ve felt for him.”

Paramedics arrived and rushed the victim to a local hospital where he is currently recovering.

The Heart Attack Grill, whose motto is “taste worth dying for,” features menu items like  Flatliner Fries, and Bypass Burgers and promotions like free meals for customers who weigh more than 350 pounds (159 kg). Fox 5 says a meal there can easily exceed 8,000 calories, or more than four times what an average adult eats in a day.

Inside the restaurants (yes, it’s a chain), images of cigarettes and impossibly large, artery-clogging burgers adorn the walls. Apparently Lucky Strikes are also on the menu; filter-free, of course, because you wouldn’t want your heart to get all the attention.

It says on the door that eating there is hazardous to your health.

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