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Heart Attack Grill Sees Patron Have a Heart Attack (VIDEO)

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By Myles Collier , Christian Post Contributor
February 15, 2012|4:00 pm

One unfortunate patron at a restaurant aptly named the Heart Attack Grill suffered a serious cardiac incident while eating a dish called the "Triple Bypass Burger."

"He was having the sweats and shaking," said Bridgett, a waitress who was working at the restaurant when the man started to experiencing chest pains.

The restaurant, in Las Vegas, has been featured on food shows as well as in several foodie magazines for the theme behind the restaurant. The wait-staff dresses in nurses outfits while customers are called patients.

Jon Basso, the owner of the restaurant which opened in Oct., told FOX that he thought it was a joke at first. "One of the nurses came back to me and said, 'Dr. Jon, we've got a patient who's in trouble.'"

But quickly Basso knew this was no laughing matter and the authorities were called.

"I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt. Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that," he said.

The staff at the Heart Attack Grill goes to great lengths to support unhealthy food habits. One of the rules at the diner is if someone weighs over 350 pounds they are allowed to eat for free.

The restaurants decor adds to the bad health theme. There are signs around the eatery that glorify unhealthy eating habits and even have items called Flatliner Fries, and Butterfat Milkshakes on the menu.

Someone who is counting their calories should not eat in this restaurant. Meals routinely exceed the suggested daily caloric intake and one item the "quadruple bypass burger" exceeds 8,000 calories, more than three times the recommended calories one person should eat in a day.

"I don't think I would walk into a place, even if it's called the Heart Attack Grill, and order food, and expect that I was going to have a heart attack," said Las Vegas resident Debbie Kaye.

The man who was not identified was recuperating at the hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery.

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