A restaurant in Las Vegas that has been operating with a theme of having meals with extremely high calories that can cause heart attack has actually proven its claim. One of their customers suffered from heart attack while having his meal in the restaurant known as Heart Attack Grill. He was having the Triple Bypass Burger when he felt troubled and was then shifted to the hospital. At first people around could not figure out whether he was acting or actually felt uncomfortable.
The owner of the restaurant Jon Basso was reported about the incident and his first reaction was also that it might be a joke. "One of the nurses came back to me and said, 'Dr. Jon, we've got a patient who's in trouble,'" Basso told about the incident. The restaurant has its staff dressed up as hospital staff and the environment has also been set up as a hospital.
The person suffering from the attack was in his 40s and is said to be recovering from the illness. People who thought he was joking or acting started to take his pictures while he was being taken for medical treatment. His video was also recorded that was viewed widely on the internet. Jon Basso clarified that the restaurant did not plan it as an act and it was a mishap. "I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt. Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that," he said in his comments.
The restaurant is being criticized by the health organizations as its food is harmful for the health of people. Some are demanding that it should be closed but the owner of the restaurant says that he does not plan to close it down. People who like the food at Heart Attack Grill support the restaurant by saying that they have not been kept unknown about the danger they face if they eat at the restaurant and it is their own decision if they choose to eat there.
The restaurant owner has chosen a different style of business and has pursued a strategy that is very different from the ones generally adopted by the restaurant owners. This style has given even more popularity to the restaurant. People feel excited about the theme and like the heavy meals. Those who are health conscious are however careful and stay away from these high calorie meals. The recent incident has created some difficulties for the business as it faces criticism.