Thursday 14 February 2013

Another nail in the hoof? Heart Attack Grill claims second victim…

John Alleman, 52, came to the restaurant daily and encouraged passing tourists to try its calorie-laden offerings. The mascot for the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas has died of a heart attack. He was the second unpaid mascot to die in the past two years.

In 2012 a man in his 40s was hospitalised after he began sweating and shaking while eating a 6,000-calorie Triple Bypass burger at the restaurant. In 2011 another unofficial spokesman, a 260kg (575lb) man named Blair River, died at age 29 from what was said to have been pneumonia.

The diner is famous for its huge hamburgers, extra-fat milkshakes and fries cooked in lard. It uses the tagline: "Taste worth dying for."

The only issue now is whether the diner will add equine-based fare to its menu in response to leading-edge appetite evolution in the marketplace…? 

Seriously, the above example illustrates the difference between knowingly eating food that has a proven record in compromising health, and being mislead as to ingredients that may or may not represent a health issue. 

The issue is profit-enhancement deception, and no amount of buck-passing should be allowed to obscure that basic fact, its consequences, and treatment...

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