John Alleman, an unpaid and unofficial spokesman for Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, suffered a heart attack last week as he waited at the bus stop in front of the restaurant, located inside the Neonopolis at Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, The Las Vegas Sun reported Monday.
Alleman was rushed to the hospital after having a "massive coronary" at a bus stop. He was taken off life support shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday. He was 52.
Heart Attack Grill owner Jon Basso, who calls himself Dr. Jon, the burgerologist, was in Alleman's hospital room when he died, told ABC News that Alleman said both his parents had died in their 50s of heart attacks.
On its Facebook page, the restaurant writes that "John was such a part of the HAG family. It's hard to look at our menu today without getting teary eyed."
This is the third incident that has happened in correlation with Heart Attack Grill. Last year, two customers collapsed while eating at the restaurant. The first happened when the customer was enjoying a cardiac arrest burger when he literally had a cardiac arrest. The second customer was was eating a "double bypass" at the time she collapsed.
Burgers on the Heart Attack Grill's menu have names like "Single Bypass," "Double Bypass," "Triple Bypass," "Quadruple Bypass" and so forth. The "Quadruple Bypass Burger," which packs four meat patties and weighs more than 3 pounds, won the Guinness World Record for "world's most calorific burger," packing a whopping 9,982 calories.
People who weigh over 350 pounds are invited to eat for free. A sign on the door says "cash only, because you might die before the check clears."