I’ve just discovered the place to eat the next time you are on the road anywhere near Chandler, Arizona. It’s a little hamburger joint called, you guessed it, the Heart Attack Grill. What on earth is behind a name like that? It’s not a what, it’s a who. Jon Basso is the owner of the Heart Attack Grill, and has written a book called The Heart Attack Grill Diet, if you can believe that! At first glance I’m sure you probably think I’m pulling your leg, but I’m not. The restaurant is a real establishment, and Mr. Basso even goes by the title of “Dr.”, although he has no formal medical training. The waitstaff is friendly enough. These girls are known as the “nurses” but don’t expect them to revive you if the meal kills you, because they are just for looks (no kidding!) and have no real medical training either. Check out a few pictures of this amazing establishment as well as a few news videos after the break. Then I’ll give you my two cents as a wrap-up.
The lovely waitstaff:
The Anatomy of the Quadruple Bypass Burger:
Geraldo Rivera dispatches an investigative reporter to the grill:
CNN Dateline Feature:
So what’s my take on all this hype about the Heart Attack Grill? Not much different than Hooters, if you ask me, except for the extra cigarettes on the menu. Sure, the girls are calling themselves “nurses”, but does anyone really think this is confusing? Somehow I doubt it. So what about the food and all that 100% pure lard usage? Well, the “doctor” does have a point. No trans fat, and they look just too good to pass up – the burgers, that is.