Heart Attack Grill Diet Center
Address: 6185 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226
Phone: (480) 705-9870
Known For: Burgers
What I had: Single Bypass Cheeseburger & Endless French Fries
Rating: 6.5 out of 10
There has been an awful lot of press and attention focused on this place. It’s actually Dr. Jon’s (the owner) second such restaurant. The first was given up to his previous partner and now goes by a different name. From what I understand it’s essentially the same. This a unique spot to say the least. As I’m sure you know, as it’s well publicized, the waitresses are all dressed in nurse outfits (skimpy nurse outfits), they provide hospital gowns to guests and anyone that can finish a Quadruple Bypass Burger (4 patties and 7,000 calories) get’s wheeled out to their car.
There are quite a few unique things about this place, drinks are bottled water, bottled coke, Corona or Bud (there is no tap water as they have no glasses). There are really only two things on the menu, a burger (either Single, Double, Triple or Quadruple Bypass) with or without cheese and an endless order or fries. They had a toppings bar with pickles, jalapenos, tomatoes and onions but no lettuce (it’s considered health food). There is mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup and vinegar but no hot sauce.
For $499 you can get a membership and can eat 3 meals a day every day of the year if you’d like. Another schitck they have is if you weigh in excess of 350 lbs your meal is on the house (you can eat there 3 times a day if you please). And there is currently an eating challenge for an individual to complete a Quadruple Bypass in a single sitting but I don’t think you receive anything. They have the fasted time at around 2:30 minutes currently.
I ordered a Single Bypass with cheese and the french fries. The fries were tasty but not nearly as crispy as I’d like. They were quite limp which actually made it somewhat hard to dip them in the ketchup. They were extremely fresh though, they cut and make them almost non-stop throughout the day. However they are fried in lard and are extremely greasy.
The burger was good but certainly nothing I couldn’t whip up at home. Mine was slightly undercooked for my liking but not enough to have them recook it. They use a 70/30 beef to fat patty, which for me is too much. On top of that they add pork fat while cooking and dip the buns in pork fat as well. As you can tell they’re very much into excess here. For all the added calories there is not sufficient added taste.
The whole thing is over-the-top and cheesy but I guess you can say you come here for the experience more than anything and for that it’s more than worth the $10 and the food is at least acceptable. It’s really more of a show than anything else. I was hoping to get to see someone attempt the Quadruple Bypass but sadly I didn’t get to witness one. It’s somewhat strange but families, with young children, tend to eat here a lot too. I don’t know how I’d feel about bringing my kids here, not quite the right place. The staff and the crowd was quite enjoyable. I’d eat here occasionally if I lived near by, if only for a good time.
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