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Heart Attack at the Heart Attack Grill--Restaurant Lives Up to Its Name

Feb. 15, 2012
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The Heart Attack Grill is the tongue-in-cheek name of a restaurant where customers can enjoy free meals if they weigh more than 350 pounds, or calorie-intensive cuisine to help the "underweight" reach that lofty goal just a touch easier. Heart Attack Grill's slogan is even "taste... Worth Dying For." But who's laughing when a patron suffers a real heart attack at the Heart Attack Grill?

On Saturday night, a diner at The Heart Attack Grill in downtown Las Vegas suffered a heart attack while consuming the restaurant's "Triple Bypass Burger," an estimated 6,000-calorie sandwich. (This is Heart Attack Grill's second-most-indulgent burger; the "Quadruple Bypass Burger" runs about 8,000 calories).

According to reports, the customer was sweating and shaking; paramedics where immediately called to the scene and the patron was rushed away via ambulance.

Amateur video of the heart attack at the Heart Attack Grill's aftermath, with paramedics wheeling the patron away, has been posted to YouTube and can be seen below.

Blair River, a 6'8" and near 600-pound Heart Attack Grill spokesperson, died last year of pneumonia.

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