"A Taste Worth Dying For"
Only in America
Received in the email box.
These incredible pix of an "only in America" institution: The Heart Attack Grill.
A quick Google search brought the following info from Wikipedia to help put the pix in context.
Heart Attack Grill:
The Heart Attack Grill is a Chandler, Arizona burger restaurant that has become internationally known for serving incredibly large, unhealthy hamburgers and for its criticism by the Arizona Board of Nursing and Baltimore-based Center for Nursing Advocacy for putting its waitresses in naughty nurse uniforms.
The Heart Attack Grill is a hospital theme restaurant. The restaurant was founded in 2005 by Jon Basso who calls himself "Dr. Jon" and dresses in a white doctor's lab coat.. Basso designed the theme of the restaurant with the intent of serving "nutritional pornography," food "so bad for you it's shocking." Customers are referred to as "patients," orders as "prescriptions," and the waitresses as "nurses."
The menu includes "Single," "Double," "Triple," and "Quadruple Bypass" hamburgers, ranging from half a pound to two pounds of beef, "Flatliner Fries" (cooked in pure lard), cigarettes, beer and liquor, and soft drinks. The 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 8,000 calories. Customers who finish a Triple or Quadruple Bypass burger are pushed in wheelchairs to their cars by the waitresses.
The waitresses' nurse costumes and behavior have caused the most controversy. The waitresses wear crosses on their nurse hats, thigh-high fishnet stockings, short skirts, and low-cut tops. On occasion, they sit at the table with customers while they eat, role-play as nurses, or even jump into the arms of their customers.
More info at Heart Attack Grill.com
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The joys of lard, Luckies and large, oleaginous burgers.
hat tip: Scott and Vickie
Pix: Scott & Vickie