Heart Attack Grill strikes again, sending another customer to the hospital
But, owner John Basso tells the Los Angeles Times, his customers are getting exactly what they pay for.
"We attract an avant-garde clientele -- thrill seekers, risk takers," he says, adding that his restaurant is "bad for you but fun" and "attracts people who don't really take good care of their health."
"She was eating, drinking, smoking, laughing, dancing, having fun," Basso says of the latest casualty, who was rushed off by EMTs. "But when you treat your body like that day in and day out, eventually your body is going to give out."
The Heart Attack Grill is hospital-themed, with waiters and waitresses dressed as doctors and nurses who deliver "prescription" food like its signature Quadruple Bypass burger. The establishment also offers free meals to any patrons who weigh more than 350 pounds.