The “Quadruple Bypass Burger” at the Heart Attack Grill: Deadly Or Delicious?

NOTE: The Doctor’s Channel editorial staff recently learned that the Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, AZ has closed — with a sole location in Las Vegas remaining. Given our previous video on the restaurant, we thought it was time we reflected on some of the questions that arose when we visited there.

While it is said that most things are good in moderation, one cardiologist’s hospital-themed restaurant takes indulging to another level. The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas (and formerly in Chandler, AZ) serves some seriously calorie-laden food; diet cokes are strictly forbidden, the fries are deep fried in pure lard, and the burgers are so big you can barely open your mouth wide enough to take a bite (can you picture what a Quadruple Bypass Burger looks like?). Although the surroundings have a passing resemblance to a health-focused institution, slogans like “Alcohol… It’s good for you” and “Over 350 [pounds]? Eat free!” give the restaurant away as a temple of decadence.

While the food may taste fantastic, there could be some flaws in the Heart Attack Grill’s nutritional plan — the Guinness Book of World Records recognized the 9,982-calorie, 3lb Quadruple Bypass as the most caloric burger. And, you’re probably not the only one who finds it troubling that a doctor who has treated many heart attack patients (and inevitably some unsuccessfully) now serves the very food that can lead to a tragic ending. But the question remains: is founder Jon Basso being irresponsible, or is it all in good fun? We’d love to hear your thoughts…

To learn more about The Heart Attack Grill, please visit:
Heart Attack Grill

Heart Attack Grill
450 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

 

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