The Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Arizona
The Heart Attack Grill is a hospital-themed restaurant in Chandler, Arizona, which has become famous for embracing and promoting an unhealthy diet of extremely large hamburgers. Customers are referred to as "patients," orders as "prescriptions," and the waitresses as "nurses." "Patients" wear medical gowns, and their orders are written on on tags worn around their wrists. The restaurant's waitresses dress in sexy retro nurses' uniforms. The restaurant has been criticised for its portrayal of nurses. Its website features a disclaimer: "None of the women pictured on our website actually have any medical training, nor do they attempt to provide any real medical services." The concept of the Heart Attack Grill has been described as "nutritional pornography." The menu includes Single, Double, Triple and Quadruple Bypass Burgers, plus Flatliner Fries cooked in pure lard. The burgers' names imply coronary artery bypass surgery, and refer to the danger of developing heart disease from the food's high saturated fat and calorie content. The Quadruple Bypass Burger contains around 8,000 calories (about four times the recommended daily calorie intake for women.) A free wheelchair service is offered to "patients" who finish a Quadruple Bypass Burger. Customers weighing over 350 lb (160 kg) eat for free if they weigh in before each burger. The restaurant was founded in December 2005 by Dr Jon, who has published a "fitness" book: How to Eat, Drink and Smoke Your Way to Better Health.