The Heart Attack Grill
The "Flatliner Fries" are deep fried in pure lard. The burgers are number of coronary artery bypass grafts:patties. They've got your Single, Double, Triple and Quadruple Bypass Burgers loaded with cheese and mayo. It goes without saying that filter-less cigarettes are sold here (as if the absence of a filter at this point would make much of a difference). But, the kicker is...if you weigh-in at over 350 lbs...you get as many "Single Bypass" burgers as you can eat for free!
The Heart Attack Grill opens in Dallas' West End District on June 1st and it would not be at all surprising to me the owners made money hand over fist. More power to them. We live in a country where free choice is our hallmark and it's not as though the restaurant is trying to deceive anyone. How much more 'in your face' do you have to be than to call yourself a "Heart Attack Grill"?
Public Service Announcement
- If you plan on eating at The Heart Attack Grill in Dallas and especially if you should be over 350 lbs and/or smoke, be aware that the closest paramedic unit is about 1/4 mile from the restaurant and that Baylor University Medical Center's E.R. is a short 1.6 miles away. The real nurses and doctors there will have you in the Cath Lab before you know it.
- Carry an aspirin with you. In the event that you should exhibit any signs or symptoms of a heart attack, call 911 and chew the aspirin.
- And while I'm at it... know the Warning Signs of Stroke ... sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, leg especially on one side of the body. Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance. Sudden, severe headache. Sudden trouble seeing. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding. Call 911. Don't wait for the symptoms to go away.
Now what bugs me most about this whole concept is not the fact that by knowingly ingesting animals fats and quite possibly topping it off with a smoke keeps me (as a Critical Care Nurse) in business but it's the gender-specific roles of their waitstaff that ticks me off.
The Heart Attack Grill "Nurses" are female.
Not surprisingly, the restaurant does not offer contact info...potential waitstaff candidates must apply personally to be considered for "Medical Careers".
And do they really have to wear cruel shoes all shift?
"Doctors" are male.
And get to wear comfortable shoes.
What's up with that?
I know it's all about marketing but I still don't have to like it.