In Chandler, AZ, let’s talk about The Heart Attack Grill.
Complete with its own wikipedia page – which makes it kind of a big deal? – and a Yelp profile a mile-long, The Heart Attack Grill pulls no punches: the sign on the window says, plain as day: “This establishment is bad for your health!”
The entire restaurant carries a theme. The owner walks around with a stethoscope, the servers – apparently inspired by the Hooters’ girls, if not but a little bit – wear skimpy nurses’ uniforms, put hospital ID bracelets around your wrist and offer to wheel you out of the restaurant… in a wheelchair.
Offering up unlimited fries fried in pure lard, coke made with real sugar (oooooh, fancy – pardon me as I roll my eyes so hard I cannot type), a butterfat milkshake and burgers with names like the Single-, Double-, Triple- and Quadruple Bypass Burger, The Heart Attack Grill does what it can to live up to its motto: “taste worth dying for.”
Oh, and let’s not forget: if you think you weigh above 350lbs, you get to stand on a scale in the middle of the restaurant and have your weight checked. If you’re above that magic number? Guess what – you eat free. Every. Day. Every. Single. Day. And don’t think there aren’t people out there taking advantage of that perk. If you’ve seen this spot on Food Network or Travel Channel, you’ve seen the clips of people admitting as much.
Great gimmick, I guess. But what’s the food like? Apparently, there’s only the burgers and fries on the menu. And, I mean, we here at BGG2WL know that enough sugar, fat and salt can trick you into thinking anything tastes good, but what’s the flavor like? Is there any?
Considering the following comments via Yelp:
Nothing notable, exciting, or overwhelming. It’s what you’d expect from a flat grill.
SOOO Disguesting… cool idea, but nasty, and the food does not even taste good. I felt sick after 1/2 of my burger and I would not let my daughter eat hers at all.
The food? Not good. Not too bad either. Oily. As in oil-slick oily. I was surprised I didn’t get a coronary.
Food – 3/10 – Take my word and other yelp comments the burger is nothing special. The meat is very bland and has no memorable seasoning or sauce (yawn). For a “burger” joint when calories are no concern you think it was the most amazing flavor ever. It’s not. Burger Guru’s go elsewhere.
…the hopes aren’t high.
Check out this video interview of “Dr. John,” the owner of The Grill.
“I’ll have you know, that’s about 8,000 calories you’re about to bite in, right now.”
Uh… I’m just gonna leave that at that.
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