Heart Attack Grill Sells 8,000-Calorie Burger Meal
The Heart Attack Grill, located in Las Vegas, serves up an 8,000-calorie burger meal, known as the Quadruple Bypass Burger meal, consisting of four half-pound beef patties, cheese and bacon, French fries deep fried in pure lard, and a milkshake containing the world's 'highest butterfat content,' the Daily Mail reports.
Customers can opt to wear hospital gowns when they walk into the Heart Attack Grill, and they are served by waitresses dressed as nurses. Owner Jon Basso wears a doctor's uniform and there's even an ambulance parked out front. Additionally, customers weighing more than 350 pounds get to eat for free.
“If you have an 8,000-calorie meal, that's equivalent to five days worth of food for most people,” Laura Kruskall, director of nutrition services for the University of Nevada, told MSNBC.
The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas is the third restaurant in the chain. The other two in Dallas and Phoenix had to close down in the face of protests from the community.
So how does the Quadruple Bypass Burger meal measure up to other fast-food meals? The Cheesecake Factory Farmhouse Cheeseburger, consisting of a hamburger with grilled smoked pork belly, cheddar cheese, onions, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and a fried egg is a mere 1,530 calories. IHOP's Monster Bacon 'N Beef Cheeseburger is a mere 1,250 calories. McDonald's Big Mac is a mere 540 calories. And the Burger King Whopper is a mere 670 calories.
Fittingly, the restaurant’s slogan is “A Taste Worth Dying For.” Blair River, a 575lb spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill, died in March from obesity-related illness.