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"Quick Takes" Continued...

Issue: "The GOP and Hispanics," May 19, 2012

Killer grill

Customers cannot say they weren't warned. On April 21, the second diner in two months collapsed while eating a burger at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. The woman was reportedly eating a "double bypass burger" lathered in cheese and bacon and smoking cigarettes when she collapsed and had to go to the hospital, where she is currently recovering. The restaurant chain's brash celebration of unhealthy eating includes "flatliner fries" cooked in pure lard, butterfat shakes, and no filter cigarettes, with waitresses dressed as nurses. Most controversially, the chain offers its super-high calorie meals for free to customers who weigh more than 350 pounds. In February, a male customer had an actual heart attack while eating a "triple bypass burger."

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