John Alleman, an unofficial Heart Attack Grill spokesman, has died on Tuesday of an apparent heart attack. Alleman was famous for standing outside the famous Las Vegas restaurant and urging tourists to go inside. The Inquisitr reports the story on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Just why John Alleman was so attracted to the super-high calorie food served at the Heart Attack Grill is not clear, except that high-fat tastes good to most people, at least some of the time. But every day? And why did he make it his business to lure patrons to the eatery?
That part is simple. The owner gave him free food. “I told him if you keep eating like this, it’s going to kill ya,” owner Jon Basso told John Alleman, as he stood outside the door. “He’d say, ‘I just love your place, Jon.’ He’s the only person I know who was probably at the restaurant more than I; he’d be here every darned day.”
Okay, the really high-cal stuff is supposed to be an occasional treat, not a daily experience. The quadruple bypass burger, at the Heart Attack Grill, has been named by Guiness World Records as its “most calorific burger.” The creation weighs in at just under 1,000 calories.
John Alleman isn’t the only patron to need hospitalization after enjoying the restaurant’s treats. He probably won’t be the last, but there is no law against stupidity.