Tempe’s Heart Attack Grill…DOA?

The Heart Attack Grill in Tempe, Arizona appears to be DOA.

Back in 2008, I posted a blog entitled “The Heart Attack Grill..it ain’t your mama’s restaurant” proclaiming this restaurant would never make my “have to eat there” list.

I had a real problem with a restaurant that promotes unhealthy eating as being a good thing.  Patrons weighing over 350lbs ate for free and just a single meal in the restaurant could actually cause a heart attack in my opinion, which was confirmed by their motto “A taste worth dying for

Menu options were simple and deadly.  From the Bypass Burger to the Quadruple Bypass Burger which boasted 4 half pound patties, 12 slices of bacon and 8 slices of cheese for a calorie explosion of 8000 calories per burger add to that the flatliner fries (fried in pure lard) and a Butterfat Shake (touted as having the ‘world’s highest butterfat count”), followed by desert… Candy or Lucky Strike cigarettes ..no really they were on the menu.  Well, let’s just say you are going to need that wheelchair that the waitresses dressed as skimpily clad nurses used to wheel customers to their cars.

Ok, it was a unique albeit unsettling marketing ploy and they seemed to be doing pretty well.  Even got themselves a spokesperson for their commercials, 29-year old Blair River who weighed in at 575lbs.  Sadly, 2 months ago, Blair River died and today the word is out that the Heart Attack Grill has died as well.  Their phone is disconnected as is the phone of the owner.

I guess the fat laden arteries of the Heart Attack Grill finally gave up.  May they rest in peace.


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