Nov 08 2010
Yes, this is actually a real place called the Heart Attack Grill which has food that is so bad for you, death is part of its tagline. But how to advertise this shrine to gluttony? Not content with dressing up its waitresses like nurses in case you die (though I doubt they could help), they’ve recently hired a 600 lb man to be their spokesman.
Blair River stands 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 600 pounds. His weight and his enthusiasm for the food at Chandler’s Heart Attack Grill have won him a $100-an-hour modeling contract.
This week he shot a YouTube video commercial to promote the grill, which invites anyone over 350 pounds to eat for free.
The Heart Attack Grill, at 6185 W. Chandler Blvd. near Kyrene Road, has a medical theme. Waitresses are dressed in skimpy nurses’ uniforms. Customers, called patients, wear hospital gowns over their clothes. The menu features no diet drinks and high-calorie food called such memorable names as Double Bypass Burger. Fries are cooked in lard.
The restaurant is owned by former nutritionist Jon Basso, who ran a chain of seven Jenny Craig weight-loss centers in Oklahoma.
Wow, so many things to comment on there. First, the guy who owns this place used to run Jenny Craig centers? Awesome. Talk about falling off the wagon. And second, if you’re over 350 pound, you eat for free? How the hell do they stay in business?
I feel like it’s somehow very, very immoral that this place exists.
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