[WORLDKINGS] Top attractive culinary destinations in the world – P29 - Heart Attack Grill (Las Vegas) : The hamburger restaurant with the slogan "Habit cures habit."


(worldkings.org) Gamble with your life at this Las Vegas restaurant. The Heart Attack Grill has been connected to two actual heart-attack-related deaths since it opened—which is not surprising, since the restaurant's signature dish is a three-pound, 9,982-calorie burger. When you arrive, you'll be given a hospital gown to wear as a makeshift bib for your meal. If you weigh more than 350 pounds, you can eat for free!

The Heart Attack Grill is an American hamburger restaurant in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada (formerly located in Chandler, Arizona). It makes a point of serving food that is very high in fat, sugar, and cholesterol; in other words, food that, if eaten regularly, will increase the chance of a heart attack.



The establishment is a hospital theme restaurant: waitresses ("nurses") and waiters ("doctors") take orders ("prescriptions") from the customers ("patients"). Each patient dons a hospital gown and wrist band before ordering and those who do not finish their meal receive a paddling by one of the "nurses" with the option to buy the paddle afterwards.



The Heart Attack Grill officially opened in 2006, and it wasn't always in Las Vegas - it started out in nearby Tempe, Arizona. The mastermind behind the concept is Jon Basso - who goes by "Dr. Jon, chief surgeon" when he's talking about his culinary creation (and no, ABC News confirms that he's not a real doctor). According to Entrepreneur, he didn't actually come up with the idea for the grill when he was looking for his great money-making idea - he wrote about it as a part of his marketing thesis. The entire idea was built around controversy; Basso himself says, "I tell everybody, 'Don't come here every day of the week; it'll kill you.'"



The menu is generally themed around items that are exceptionally high in calories and fat. It includes "Single", "Double", "Triple", "Quadruple", "Quintuple", "Sextuple", "Septuple" and "Octuple Bypass" hamburgers, ranging from 230 to 910 g of beef (up to about 8,000 calories (33,000 kJ)), all-you-can-eat "Flatliner Fries" (cooked in pure lard), beer and tequila, "butterfat milkshakes," and soft drinks such as Mexican-bottled Coca-Cola made with cane sugar. Customers can also order unfiltered cigarettes, or candy cigarettes for children.



Customers over 160 kg in weight eat for free if they weigh in with a nurse waitress before eating. Beverages and to-go orders are excluded and sharing food is also not allowed for the free food deal. One of the restaurant's promotions is a reward for customers who finish a Triple or Quadruple Bypass Burger, after which they are placed on a wheelchair and wheeled out to their vehicle by their "personal nurse".

According to en.wikipedia and mashed.com

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