PCRM Urges Grill to Close

PCRM is asking Heart Attack Grill to shut down operations after a patron suffered a heart attack on site.


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The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is urging Las Vegas burger joint Heart Attack Grill to close up shop after a diner suffered a heart attack while eating the restaurant’s 6,000-calorie Triple Bypass Burger. In a letter to owner John Basso, the organization advised the restaurant to “declare moral bankruptcy” and stop glorifying obesity and cardiovascular disease with its morbid theme—the restaurant’s waitresses wear nurse uniforms and the restaurant’s slogan is “Taste Worth Dying For.” “Bypass surgery is no joke to anyone who has lost a loved one to heart disease,” says PCRM President Neal Barnard. “This latest emergency should be a wake-up call for the Heart Attack Grill.”

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