Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Can I have a Triple Bypass with my Shake?

In a recent article by, one restaurant is under the spotlight for their interesting niche…eating to death. The Heart Attack Grill (yes that really is the name) has become famous for commodifying gluttonous eating, hospital stays, and serious health issues. In a country where people are developing Type II diabetes at an alarming rate, and children are predicated to have a shorter lifespan than their parents, I feel that it this restaurant is a bit…tacky, disgusting, insensitive, all the above.

Is there anything good about restaurant? Well, one can eat here for free, but there is a weight minimum: 350lbs. This restaurant really is all about the shock factor; the waitresses are dressed like “hot nurses” (an issue for another blog post!), hospital gowns are used as bibs, and patrons are escorted out of the restaurant in a wheelchair, courtesy of said “hot nurses”.
So what about the food? Well, as one would expect of such a restaurant, their menu consists of unfiltered cigarettes, “Bypass Burgers,” and even “Flatliner Fries”.

On that note, I’m off to get a salad or something.

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