Heart Attack Grill lives up to its name — again

You may recall my previous post about the Heart Attack Grill when Blair River, the 572 pound spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill died at the age of 29 from sudden cardiac arrest.

Well, they're in the news again for all the wrong reasons.

Image credit: Fox 5 News

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Once again, owner "Doctor" Jon Basso is full of shit.

"The gentleman could barely talk…He was sweating, suffering. Anyone with an ounce of compassion would've felt for him…I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt. Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that."

If you believe that one I've got some swamp land in Florida you might be interested in. He's loving this publicity.

Don't get me wrong. I like naughty nurses as much as the next guy.

Photo credit: Outhouse Rag

Maybe even more! 

But the Heart Attack Grill makes light of the death and suffering associated with cardiovascular disease.

Don't encourage them by visiting their establishment.

See also:

Diner suffers cardiac arrest while eating a Triple Bypass Burger in restaurant called the Heart Attack Grill

3 Comments

  • Rogue Medic says:

    Are you the one in the middle? ;-)

  • CJ Ewell says:

    OK, OK, I get it. But as a nurse, I have to say that the whole naughty nurse thing, and the fact that you chose to print that pic as the ONLY image accompanying your post, is offensive. Makes me wonder how you like being referred to as an ambulance driver, which does not come close to sexualizing and objectifying the fine men and women who keep EMS going.

  • I actually don't get offended when I'm referred to as an ambulance driver and my significant other is an advanced practice nurse. That's not to say she endorses the image in question. If you want to make a correct parallel look at all the firefighter calendars. For the record, they don't offend me. And those are real firefighters, not servers pretending to be firefighters at a fast food restaurant.

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