Heart Attack Grill, owned by Jon Basso, brags about some of the highest caloric, artery-clogging food. They even enlisted Blair River (a 572-pound obese man) as their spokesman. River, 29, has now died from pneumonia — a death connected to his obesity by critics.
Basso plays up the attraction of the unhealthy by wearing a doctor’s lab coat and his waitresses are dressed as nurses. Signs at the restaurant read “Caution. This establishment is bad for your health.”
Basso praised his former spokesman, insisting that “a man is how he leaves the world after he’s been here.” In this case, it was being a spokesman for unhealthy eating at a restaurant that offers meals with more than 8,000 calories.
River is still featured on the website, which jokes about the risk of “mild death.”
The menu features such things as “Quadruple Bypass Burger” and “Flatliner Fries.”
Source: Washington Post