Heart Attack Grill: It Will Kill You
Jon Basso and the Heart Attack Grill are mocking death again: Jon Basso has now displayed the cremated remains of one of their deceased customers on Bloomberg TV.
There is no dark humor in this grim reminder that cholesterol-laden meats—such the 40 slices of bacon in the Las Vegas restaurant’s Octuple Bypass Burger—are deadly.
In 2011, the restaurant’s official spokesperson died at age 29, weighing 575 pounds. (Since he was more than 350 pounds, he “qualified” for free food.) Earlier this year, another loyal customer died after suffering a heart attack in front of his favorite restaurant. Other medical incidents relating to the Heart Attack Grill have also been reported.
In the interview with Bloomberg, even Basso says, “Don’t come to my restaurant. It is bad for you and will kill you.” The Physicians Committee agrees and has been urging the Heart Attack Grill to shut down for years.
My professional advice? Don’t eat at Heart Attack Grill—and bypass the meaty, cheesy fare at other fast-food restaurants. It doesn’t take 40 slices of bacon or vodka butterfat shakes to increase your risk of chronic diseases such as colorectal cancer. Even just one serving of processed meat a day can increase your risk of colorectal cancer 21 percent. Your health is not a joke—don’t let any restaurateurs treat it like one.