This is my kind of burger joint. I need to go to this place once before I die.
We don’t do Diet Coke. We don’t do light beers. We don’t even provide lettuce on our burgers.
Such is the philosophy of Jon Basso, the founder of the Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Arizona. The place is themed like a medical clinic and their motto is “Taste worth dying for.” Waitresses in dirty nurse costumes serve burgers with names like “The Quadruple Bypass Burger” and instead of a salad bar, it has an all you can eat french fry bar. For dessert, you can order a pack of unfiltered cigarettes (I am not kidding). If you manage to eat a Quad, they’ll even push you out to your car in a wheelchair.
The place is unabashed and unrepentant about how bad its food is for you. They even warn you about this when you enter the place. “Food so bad for you it’s shocking!” And because this is America, in spite of all the bad for you “nutritional pornography”, the place has received far more criticism over its scantily clad “nurses”. The Arizona Board of Nursing actually sued them over it, but dropped the lawsuit when they realized that such controversy was only helping the business.
“Dr. Jon” is supposedly a trained dietitian and once owned a gym. His inspiration came from people cheating on their diets. I guess he figured that if you are going to cheat, why do it half way?