The Heart Attack Grill's unofficial spokesman, John Alleman, died in Las Vegas. The diner's daily diner who munched on such delicacies as "flatliner fries" and "triple bypass borders" sadly died of a heart attack. This news came via the Las Vegas Sun News on Feb. 11.
The 52-year-old man passed away on died Monday after falling ill while waiting for a bus in front of the Fremont Street restaurant that he loved so much and that loved him back. In fact, the Sin City eatery was so inspired by John that the hangout used an illustration of Alleman for the Heart Attack Grill's "Patient John" logo that appears on the restaurant's menu as well as on the merchandise this popular place sells.
The restaurant where Alleman was seen dining every day in Las Vegas is located at Neonopolis in this Nevada's city's gentrified downtown. Sadly, his death is not the only medical tragedy that came about for customers of this fatty food-obsessed food place that opened in 2011 and that features waitresses who always wear nurses uniforms while carrying out their duties.
Last year, a man was rushed to the hospital after gulping down a 6,000-calorie hamburger from the hospital-themed diner. Another relevant case was that of a woman who ate what is called the "Double Bypass Burger," a menu staple at the Heart Attack Grill whose slogan is "a burger to die for."
And so, despite a sign in the restaurant that warned, "Caution: This establishment is bad for your health," John Alleman died of a heart attack after frequenting the Heart Attack Grill on a daily basis. In fact, he had been going to this friendly place since this colorful establishment first debuted in Las Vegas.
As an aside, Alleman only weighed 180 pounds, and so his heart problems and subsequent death may not been due to what he ate but rather to the genes he inherited.
Meanwhile, in the recent Las Vegas Sun article, the owner of the Heart Attack Grill reportedly spoke up about John's passing and the future of his restaurant, saying, "The grill is where you can be yourself."
He continued, addressing the customers who come in all shapes and sizes, We accept people as they are. [John's passing] isn't going to stop us from what we're doing. People have got to live their lives."