If all that IT makes you really hungry …
With the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting in Las Vegas this week for its annual IT extravaganza, Outliers wants to issue a culinary caution. The Heart Attack Grill may not be your healthiest dining option. Their proud slogan: “Taste worth dying for!”
Seems its menu warnings nearly proved true for a man at the downtown Vegas restaurant, which offers “Bypass” burgers, “Flatliner” fries and free meals to people over 350 pounds. Plus, unfiltered cigarettes! Amateur video showed a man being wheeled out of the eatery on a stretcher after a medical episode that restaurant employees say looked like, well, a heart attack.
Eatery owner Jon Basso told KVVU-TV FOX5 he thought it was a joke when a waitress told him a customer eating a Triple Bypass burger (weighing in at 1½ pounds, with the option of adding 15 slices of bacon) was sweating and shaking.
A Las Vegas fire spokesman told the Associated Press that paramedics were summoned and a man was indeed hospitalized. Basso said he heard the man is recuperating. His name and the medical condition he suffered weren’t released.
No word on if the restaurant delivers to the Venetian-palazzo-sands Expo Center for you Himss-goers. There’s always the 2-pound Quadruple Bypass burger to sample (with an optional 20 slices of bacon).