Las Vegas’ Heart Attack Grill continues to live up to its name. On Saturday (April 21), a customer collapsed at the restaurant which prides itself on serving calorie-laden artery cloggers. In February, another patron was rushed from the restaurant by paramedics when he appeared to be having heart attack symptoms.
But, owner John Basso tells the Los Angeles Times, his customers are getting exactly what they pay for.
“We attract an avant-garde clientele — thrill seekers, risk takers,” he says, adding that his restaurant is “bad for you but fun” and “attracts people who don’t really take good care of their health.”
“She was eating, drinking, smoking, laughing, dancing, having fun,” Basso says of the latest casualty, who was rushed off by EMTs. “But when you treat your body like that day in and day out, eventually your body is going to give out.”
The Heart Attack Grill is hospital-themed, with waiters and waitresses dressed as doctors and nurses who deliver “prescription” food like its signature Quadruple Bypass burger. The establishment also offers free meals to any patrons who weigh more than 350 pounds.