Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas serves up 8,000 calorie burger meal | Mail Online
You can't say you haven't been warned if you order up a gut busting 8,000-calorie burger meal at the Heart Attack Grill.
If the name of the restaurant isn't enough to make your arteries quiver, the Quadruple Bypass Burger should be all the clues you'll need.
It contains four half-pound beef patties, cheese and bacon and comes with a milkshake containing the world's 'highest butterfat content' (with an extra pat of butter) and 'Flatliner Fries' that are deep-fried in pure lard.
Saucy: Waitresses at the Heart Attack Grill dress in nurse uniforms to serve up artery-clogging fare, including the Quadruple Bypass Burger seen here
At least customers who weigh more than 350lbs won't get a heart scare over the bill - they can eat for free.
The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas is the third restaurant in the chain with the slogan - 'A Taste Worth Dying For'.
The other two in Dallas and Phoenix bit off more than they could chew when they had to close down in the face of protests from the community, but Sin City has been more welcoming so far.
Customers can wear hospital gowns when they walk in and they are served by waitresses dressed as nurses. Owner Jon Basso dons a doctor's uniform and there's even an ambulance parked out front.
Sin City: The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas is the third restaurant in the chain with the slogan - 'A Taste Worth Dying For'
'If you have an 8,000-calorie meal, that's equivalent to five days worth of food for most people,' Laura Kruskall, director of nutrition services for the University of Nevada, told MSNBC.
The average person burns off about 100 calories by walking a mile - meaning you'd have to walk 80 miles to work off the Quadruple Bypass Burger meal.
But Mr Basso laughed in the face of obesity.
'The calories you consume in Vegas, stay in Vegas,' he said.
But the happy meals haven't always had a happy outcome.
Blair River, a 575lb spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill, died in March from obesity-related illness.
HOW THE QUADRUPLE BYPASS BURGER STACKS UP
McDonald's Big Mac (540 calories)
Two beef patties sandwiched between three burger buns, Big Mac sauce, cheese, onion, lettuce and pickles
Burger King Whopper (670 calories)
A quarter pound beef patty, tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles and onions on a toasted sesame seed bun
IHOP's Monster Bacon 'N Beef Cheeseburger (1,250 calories)
Two thick, bacon and beef burger patties with American and Provolone cheese on a Romano-parmesan bun. Sides include onion rings (620 calories), fries (300) or the more healthy option of fresh fruit (80)
The Big Kahuna Doughnut Burger (1,500 calories)
A quarter-pound burger in between slices of a grilled, glazed doughnut, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onions
The Cheesecake Factory Farmhouse Cheeseburger (1,530 calories)Hamburger with grilled smoked pork belly, cheddar cheese, onions, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and a fried egg. Go up another 460 calories if you want to add fries