by Nate Wooley | February 13, 2013 12:33 pm
A man known as an unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill restaurant in Las Vegas has died.
John Alleman suffered a heart attack while waiting at a bus stop, reports ABC News. Following some time on life support at Las Vegas Sunrise Hospital he passed away. Alleman was 52.
He was a daily diner at the morbidly themed — the slogan is “taste … worth dying for” — Heart Attack Grill. The Las Vegas restaurant makes a joke of the fat and calories its menu items provide. At the restaurant, diners can feast on burgers named, “single bypass,” “double bypass” and even “quadruple bypass.” That last one contains three meat patties weighing more than 3 pounds and delivers almost 10,000 calories.
The restaurant also provides free meals to any patron who weighs more than 350 pounds. They have to be willing to get on a scale in front of the other diners to prove it.
Alleman isn’t the first Heart Attack Grill loyalist to die. In March 2011, Blair River — also an unofficial spokesman for the chain’s Chandler, Ariz. location — died,
Restaurant owner Jon Basso isn’t shy about what he’s selling, either. He told ABC News:
“I absolutely think the food I’m serving is unsafe. The only way what I’m doing would be immoral would be if I were to market it as healthy by throwing a cute little side salad on the menu…. The Heart Attack Grill is the most moral restaurant on the planet Earth because we are absolutely here to make a statement about obesity, about coronary issues, about death and dying and all those things that are prevalent in the society.”
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