Hospital-themed US restaurant under fire for unhealthy food

June 20th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, June 20 (ANI): A hospital-themed restaurant in the US is under attack for serving extremely unhealthy food and having waitresses dressed in sexy nurses outfits.

The customers are even warned of the unhealthy menu before entering the restaurant with a large sign reading “Caution: This place is bad for your health”.

The restaurant started by Dr Jon, who has worked as a nutritionist for years, has burgers named after open-heart surgical procedures including Single, Double, Triple and Quadruple Bypass Burgers.

It contains half a pound (226 grams) to two pounds (900 grams) of beef.

Another speciality is unlimited Flatliner Fries, which are cooked in lard, along will full sugar cola, cigarettes without filters, hard liquor and beer.

The Quadruple Bypass Burger contains around 8000 calories (33,600 kilojoules), fitting for a restaurant whose motto is “a taste worth dying for”.

Dr Jon has also arranged for a wheelchair for customers who finish the Quadruple Bypass Burger, where the “nurse” of their choice takes them back to their car.

He admits that eating at the restaurant can end up sending you to the emergency room, and thought it appropriate to give the restaurant the feel of a hospital.

“I founded the Heart Attack Grill as a simple place where a guy can get a good burger, a cold beer, and not worry about being on a restrictive diet,” quoted Jon as saying.

“I run perhaps the only honest restaurant in America: hey this is bad for you and it’s going to kill you,” he added.

The activist groups have attacked the restaurant over the waitresses’ nurses outfits.

Professional nurses took offence to what they saw as the “degradation” of nurses by the restaurant, igniting a battle, where Jon was also arrested for attempting to open a live fire hose on a group of picketing nurses.

However, a compromise was reached when Jon put a disclaimer on his website stating: “The use of the word ‘nurse’ above is only intended as a parody. (ANI)

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