Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Only in America....The Heart Attack Grill

If you read the book in the previous post "Eat what you want, and die like a man"...but you don't really want to go through the hassle of actually cooking for yourself, you might want to head over to this place!
The Heart Attack Grill in Arizona sounds like an awesome place. You can get an 8,000-calorie burger for $10 and it's a restaurant that makes no bones about being politically correct.
Yes, a place like this is literally a dying breed, but what might be even more impressive is how a small unhealthy burger shop has grown so well and turned plenty of bad publicity from a nurse's union into a successful food chain.
The Heart Attack Grill was founded in 2005 by Jon Basso who, although not qualified, calls himself Dr. Jon. He's even made a few appearances on TV in full 'Doctor' get-up waving his fake 'medical opinion'. But he's not a real doctor, and his waitresses are not real nurses, although they do dress up like it.
Of course, some people aren't happy about the tongue-in-cheek approach the HAG takes towards their healthy food. Some people are disgusted that the burgers are called single, double, triple, or even quadruple bypass depending on the number of beef patties. The restaurant also refuses to sell Diet sodas, and instead offers beer, hard liquor, regular soda, unfiltered cigarettes and french fries cooked in pure lard. What's not to like?

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