The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas gives new meaning to the phrase, “Eat 'til you drop.” A woman, who fell unconscious after “eating, drinking, smoking, laughing, dancing, having fun," was wheeled out of the hospital-themed restaurant on Apr. 21 by real paramedics. Owner Jon Basso said he wishes the customer a quick recovery, but told the Los Angeles Times, “When you treat your body like that day in and day out, eventually your body is going to give out." The woman’s condition is unknown. Customers continue to flock to the popular restaurant, in spite of the warnings plastered throughout the place, including a large sign over the entrance that says, “This Establishment Is Bad for Your Health.” This isn’t the first brush with death at the restaurant either. In February, a man collapsed while attempting to eat the “Triple Bypass Burger.” Although it’s unclear what caused the woman to pass out, the menu is packed with items guaranteed to keep cardiologists in business for decades. In addition to “Flatliner” fries cooked in lard and shakes with pure cream, there are four varieties of “bypass” burger. This includes the “Quadruple Bypass Burger,” which has up to 10,000 calories, enough for almost a week. Basso says that the restaurant, with its artery-popping food, attracts an “avant-garde clientele—thrill seekers, risk takers.” If you’re one of those, you should probably consult your physician before your next trip to Vegas.
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