What Is The Heart Attack Grill?
The Heart Attack Grill® is a hospital themed restaurant ba
The menu includes the Single Bypass Burger®, Double Bypass Burger®, Triple Bypass Burger®, and the Quadruple Bypass Burger®, ranging from half a pound to two pounds of beef. Also on the menu are Flatliner Fries® (cooked in pure lard), Lucky Strike® no filter cigarettes, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer®, Butterfat Milkshakes®, full sugar Coca-Cola®, and candy cigarettes for the kids!
The menu names imply coronary artery bypass surgery, and refer to the danger of developing atherosclerosis from the food's high proportion of saturated fat and excessive caloric content. The Quadruple Bypass Burger® has been quoted by the media at around 8,000 calories!
One of the restaurants most celebrated (and widely publicized) gimmicks is the free wheelchair service provided to those "patients" who successfully finish the Quadruple Bypass Burger®. Amidst a flurry of photography from tourist bystanders the "patients" are pushed in a wheelchair out to their cars.
Founded in December of 2005 by Dr. Jon, a non AMA recognized physician. He has been glorified as the freedom fighting arch enemy of political correctness by some, and demonized as a charlatan "nutritional pornographer" by others, Dr. Jon can be found each day, at the griddle, actually flipping hamburgers in his white doctor's lab coat and stethoscope.
The restaurant has found itself in a continual state of self defense against various activist groups and branches of state government. Most notable was a very public threat closure from the Arizona Attorney General's in late 2006.
The controversy hit a crescendo when Dr. Jon was arrested after having threatened to open a live fire hose on a group of picketing nurses. Rush Limbaugh, Geraldo Rivera, and major networks from over sixty countries went live with the story, in a non-stop media frenzy that lasted for months on end.
To make light of the situation Dr. Jon put a disclaimer on his website stating, "The use of the word 'nurse' above is only intended as a parody. None of the women pictured on our website actually have any medical training, nor do they attempt to provide any real medical services. It should be made clear that the Heart Attack Grill® and all its employees do not offer any therapeutic treatments".
Despite the obvious animosity between the Heart Attack Grill®, and various Nursing Associations, Dr. Jon has always taken time in each and every television interview to point out that we are absolutely in the midst of a severe global nurse shortage. "It's a real crisis!" says Dr. Jon, "Each one of us has a duty to help. I view my part is to draw attention to the problem by playing the role of the villain". Dr. Jon's most recent fitness book is entitled; Heart Attack Grill Diet, which teaches readers how to "Eat, Drink, and Smoke their way to Better Health".