A woman eating a “Double Bypass” burger from the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas has suffered a heart attack. This is the second victim in three months who has collapsed while eating at the restaurant, who states their mission as a quest against anorexia.
The Double Bypass burger consists of two patties of beef in between two buns covered in lard. This may be one of the least offensive things on the menu, as they also service Triple and Quadruple Bypass Burgers.
The restaurant, it seems, makes fun of itself and perhaps, its patrons where a sign reads, “Caution: This establishment is bad for your health.” MSNBC reports, “patrons who weigh more than 350 pounds eat free [..] The restaurant has explained that yo-yoing weight is unhealthy, so why not keep guests steadily obese?” Apparently, the mocking of consumers’ physical health goes so far as to have the restaurant park ambulances in front of the space.
In an age where we’re learning that our lifestyle choices are the most important in determining our health, it strikes me as odd, at best, that a restaurant in Vegas is outrightly touting and mocking the damage they are doing to the population’s health. Far from finding this funny, it actually quite angers me. I don’t view anyone’s health as a laughing matter, and to me, this is the equivalent of handing out drugs to those with addictions, or serving up cigarettes to lung cancer patients. The fact that this restaurant goes so far as to allow those who weigh more than 350 pounds to eat free is absolutely ludicrous. As you can see from the graphic, the diner also taunts its patrons more by putting a fictional doctor on the menu, endorsing their product.
Why aren’t we angrier about this? As a nation, we honestly can’t do anything unless the health of our citizens is a priority, and establishments like this ensure that we’ll be battling this kind of idiocy for decades to come.
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