There's no salad bar at the Heart Attack Grill in Tempe, Arizona, but you can chow down on a single, double, triple or even a quadruple by-pass burger and a plateful of flatliner fries( fried proudly in pure lard.)
Wash it down with a beer or a margarita ( burp) and forget about getting a diet coke. There is no diet anything here. Their motto is "taste worth dying for". Need I say more?
If you can't make it to your car after dinner, a sexy nurse in scanty scrubs will wheel you to the parking lot in a wheelchair. Eat your heart out, Hooters( no pun intended)
I guess it's all in good fun and I'm sure the owners are laughing all the way to the bank, but it made me stop and think. Is this what the American dream comes down to? We Americans are the fattest people in the world and 47 million of us can't afford health insurance, but we can manage to gorge ourselves on beef and play hospital like it's all a big joke. What are we thinking? Isn't this kind of thing just too pre-global-financial meltdown for words?
Watch the video and you'll see what I mean. It's cute, but it made me want to go down to the crunchy granola cafe for a plate of bean sprouts and then spend twenty minutes on the treadmill.