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Heart Attack Grill opens in Las Vegas

By Kevin Fitzgerald     Oct 21, 2011 in Food
Las Vegas - The controversial restaurant opened a new location last week in the Old Town district in Sin City. The restaurant features a burger totalling a whopping 8,000 calories!
The "quadruple bypass burger" is an 8,000 calorie burger consisting of four hamburger patties, cheese, bacon, and other garnishes packed in between two buns. The restaurant also advertises such items as "flatliner fries", which are deep fried in pure lard, and a butterfat milkshake to wash it all down.
The restaurant uses a mock hospital theme, poking fun at the unhealthiness of their cuisine. Waitresses dress as sexy nurses, while the owner, Jon ("doctor") Basso, wears a doctors coat.
One unique perk of eating at the restaurant is that all patrons weighing 350 lbs. or more eat for free.
In an interview with KTNV, Basso says that at least there are warning signs in his restaurant notifying people that it is an unhealthy eating establishment, unlike all of the other major fast-food chains.
Aside from the controversy over the dangerous menu, other criticisms of the establishment have arisen. Some are upset over its portrayal of nurses. Others see it as a gimmicky marketing scheme.
The restaurant has also come under fire regarding their old location in Dallas, TX. It was recently closed due to unpaid rent and the company has not offered any type of explanation.
Either way people see it, their new Las Vegas location is causing quite a buzz and is likely to be a hit with tourists for years to come.
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