If you’re ever visiting the Chandler, Arizona, area and you’re in the mood for some great yet healthy fast food, you’ll want to run, not walk away from The Heart Attack Grill. Their motto is “taste worth dying for” and their food can make even the healthiest person sick within a short period of time. The restaurant offers a full menu of artery-clogging food items, and they even have a warning on the door before entering: “this place is bad for your health.” How many people would actually eat at a place with an outright warning like that? Actually quite a large number of people eat at this grill, but what they don’t realize is that they’re literally putting their lives in jeopardy.
Their menu consists of four fat and calorie laden burgers: The Bypass Burger, The Double Bypass Burger, The Triple Bypass Burger and The Quadruple Bypass Burger. Instead of a salad bar, they offer a fry bar with unlimited “Flat liner” French fries, deep fried in globs of pure lard. A person can easily consume their weekly calorie requirements in one day by eating the Quadruple Bypass Burger, which provides a staggering 8,000 calories, not including any drink, fries or milkshake. The Heart Attack Grill admits that they don’t sell anything “diet” or “light” so if you do decide to go there, don’t expect to get a diet Coke, or even lettuce on your burger. They only sell full sugar sodas right from the bottles, so that they’re not watered down by ice. They also sell unfiltered cigarettes and Jolt colas.
The Heart Attack Grill claims to be available to those people who want to splurge on unhealthy food, as sort of a forbidden retreat of great tasting yet obviously very unhealthy food. Another thing that attracts patrons to Heart Attack Grill, especially men, is the fact that the owner, a “doctor,” has scantily-dressed “nurses” as waitresses. Each patron receives a medical bracelet to identify his or her order, and after consuming their heart attack-evoking meal, he or she is wheeled to the parking lot in a wheelchair.
At the Heart Attack Grill, those over 350 lbs eat free “all day every day” if they allow one of the employees to weigh them in order to verify it. According to the American Heart Association, 145 million adults above the age of 20 are either overweight or obese as well as 23.4 million children 2 – 19. With such an extremely high obesity rates, why would a restaurant actually encourage obesity and related problems? What ever happened to trying to fight obesity in order to live longer, healthier lives? If someone who weighs 350 lbs + eats at the Heart Attack Grill on a daily basis, imagine how quickly they would not only gain weight, but develop one serious chronic health condition after another.
So unless you’re really looking to clog your arteries, resulting in the need for a real heart bypass, you will want to choose a healthier restaurant whenever in the Chandler, AZ area. Of course one visit will probably not land you in the hospital, but eating at this extreme restaurant even once a month may be enough to cause and/or aggravate certain health problems and encourage obesity. You would be a lot better off going to a nearby McDonald’s, because McDonald’s does at least give you the opportunity to make healthier choices. Better yet, you can make a much tastier and healthier low-fat burger at home, using fresh ground beef or turkey, a whole grain bun, low-fat cheese and flavorful tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, etc. There is no need to risk your life for a burger, because there is no such thing as “taste worth dying for.”