Photo: Heart Attack Grill
Nobody can accuse Las Vegas restaurant Heart Attack Grill of false advertising. The eatery just lost its second unofficial spokesperson from...yes, a heart attack, at age 52.
John Alleman, who ordered a "Single Bypass Burger," fries and a soda almost every day, suffered a massive coronary near the restaurant. He'd often stand outside it, convincing strangers to come in for lunch.
"He lived a very full life," Heart Attack Grill owner Jon Basso told the Las Vegas Sun. "He was definitely one of the boys and so much one of the boys that half the time it seemed like he was running the place."
Alleman wasn't paid for his evangelizing. (Nor was his predecessor, 575-pound Blair River, who died in 2011.) Now the restaurant is seeking a new greeter with a passion for burgers and a willingness to become another statistic in America's obesity epidemic.
But who are we to criticize? Alleman literally died doing what he loved: Eating gigantic burgers and socializing with friends. We all want to go out happy, and what could make a guy happier than a 9,982-calorie, three-pound Quadruple Bypass Burger? His diet isn't for us, but if you leave this world with a smile on your face, then you did something right.