Why am I not surprised that this shit-tastic restaurant resides in Arizona? (Because Arizona has lost its tiny little mind the past couple of years, that’s why!) And people wonder why healthcare costs are so high. Jesus.
The menu includes unfiltered cigarettes and milkshakes reputed to have the highest fat content in the world, but burgers are the main attraction. They range from the Single through the Quadruple Bypass, based on the number of patties they contain, with two pieces of cheese for each patty, between buns shiny with lard. If you finish an 8,000-calorie Quadruple Bypass Burger, a fake nurse will push you by wheelchair all the way to your car. On a recent visit, Zach Fowle of the Phoenix New Times reported watching one customer eat two Quadruples. “The guy has the meat sweats and looks like he might spew at any minute. Its a good thing hes getting wheeled out, because it looks like he can barely walk,” Fowle observed. The burgers come with all-you-can-eat “Flatliner Fries,” which are cooked in lard and smothered with cheese and/or gravy.
In every fiber of its being (perhaps fiber is the wrong word), the Heart Attack Grill is a one-fingered salute to the health food movement. Thats the idea anyway, according to owner Jon Basso.
Oh, and the restaurant owner sounds like a royal prick as well. I think this guy actually wants to kill people. He’d be proud of that.
“I view myself, not as an originator, but to have been the key driving force of this trend. The Heart Attack Grill hit with BIG international publicity in 2006 which gave other restaurateurs the courage to put something of gigantic proportions on their menus,” he told me via email.