Today's world is full of ironies. The most recent of these occurred last week when John Alleman, 52 collapsed while waiting for a bus in Las Vegas, Nev. Mr. Alleman laid in the hospital until Monday when he was taken off life support. What makes this story ironic is that just before heading to the bus stop, he had just eaten at the infamous Heart Attack Grill.
Mr. Alleman was no stranger to the Heart Attack Grill. Owner, Jon Basso said that Mr. Alleman ate at the ominously named restaurant on a daily basis, and was referred to by the staff as “patient John”. Mr. Basso also said that Mr. Alleman became the unofficial mascot for the Heart Attack Grill by encouraging tourists to come in and try the Heart Attack Grill's less-than-healthy entrees. Coincidentally, Mr. Alleman is the second unofficial mascot to die from a heart attack.
The Heart Attack Grill has become a dining staple for tourists in Las Vegas. The hospital-themed restaurant features waitresses in nurses' uniforms and offers customers surgical gowns to wear as they eat. Unlike a lot of restaurants today which offer low-calorie cuisine, the Heart Attack Grill offers high-calorie meals like the Quadruple Bypass Burger and the Flat Liner Fries.
While many may chuckle at the irony of this story, obesity is common place in today's world. The best way to avoid a heart attack is to enjoy these great-tasting foods in moderation, or visit a restaurant that specializes in low-calorie meals. There are restaurants in the Fort Smith area that offer healthier menu choices like River City Deli or Let's Eat in Alma. In fact, a new restaurant called Power Salads has recently opened its doors. This restaurant serves salads, as well as sandwiches. Anyone looking for more information on Power Salads may read Friday's article which will feature a review of this restaurant.
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