Heart Attack Grill Owner Displays Customer’s Cremated Remains, Says His Burgers ‘Will Kill You’


In an attempt to be “honest,” Heart Attack Grill founder Jon Basso displayed a customer’s cremated remains on Bloomberg’s In the Loop with Betty Liu. Dressed in a doctor’s white coat with a stethoscope draped around his neck, Basso explained that he was attempting to pull the veil off fast food’s dishonest facade. “He died of a heart attack at my restaurant, and I am putting that bag clearly on the table,” said Basso. “I wish that Burger King and everyone else will do the same thing.”

Pointing fingers at fast food chains like McDonald’s that claim to provide healthier options for customers, Basso told Liu:

It is pathetic in my opinion that major corporate fast food chains will not tell the truth… All I want is a little honesty in America about what we eat and why our waistlines are getting bigger and bigger.

Of course, Basso’s genuine concern for America’s health seems questionable given his restaurant’s reputation for serving the world’s highest-calorie hamburger, selling candy cigarettes to children, and touting that its menu is “worth dying for.” In the last three years, two Heart Attack Grill spokesmen have died.

“I say it boldly: Don’t come to my restaurant, it’s bad for you and will kill you,” insists Basso.

H/T Grub Street + PicThx Heart Attack Grill

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  • Linda Lovelush

    This guy is a nutcase. You can’t just point fingers at other restaurants for not being ‘honest’. McDonald’s offers nutrition info for their foods, as does most other fast food places. If he’s so concerned about the public’s health, shut the damn place down. Otherwise, shut your mouth instead and let people make their own choices. When we choose a Big Mac over a salad, it’s not because someone put a gun to our heads.

    And I really don’t get his logic. He may as well whip up arsenic-laced soup, being ‘honest’ about its contents, yet saying to people “don’t eat my soup, you’ll die within 24 hours.”

    If some idiot still eats the soup, that was their choice. But if you don’t WANT someone eating that soup, then don’t make it in the first place. Get it? It ain’t rocket science.

    • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

      McDonald’s isn’t healthy.
      One day, I ate there.
      It gave me the shits.

      • Linda Lovelush

        I didn’t say McDonald’s was healthy. I said they offer nutrition information for their food.

        • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

          Well, seeing as how I didn’t say that you said anything at all, period, much less something about McDonald’s being/not being healthy,
          I fail to see the relevance in your comment.
          No matter.
          Your type is prone to illogical histrionics.

          • Linda Lovelush

            Can’t argue with that, LOL

          • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

            Yecchhhh ….

          • Linda Lovelush

            I’m not one to argue something that’s fact.

          • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

            Golly, that’s really- um ….”open minded” of you ….

        • Kulahan

          It’s required by law – they aren’t “offering” it up

          • Linda Lovelush


            Yes, I’m aware of that.

  • http://tastychomps.com/ Tasty Chomps

    I wonder if there are any scientific studies showing what the exact point of no return is in dining out (ie approximate calorie count at which point death occurs)


    • Anonymous

      Probably somewhere between the burger grease oozing down your arm and your face glowing like it was dipped in honey lmao

      Honestly though it would be fascinating but I’m sure it would vary from person to person think of all those competitive eaters I darn sure couldn’t eat nearly that much in on sitting without feeling like the Michelin man.

  • http://wildcabbage.net Eyebee

    I bet this guys burgers have taste though, which is more you can say for the processed pink slime that McD calls a burger. Tasteless, vile pap as well as unhealthy.

    • http://thefilipinofriends.com Kat

      McD puts their nutrition facts but still taste like shit and still doesn’t tell you what they put in it as well, the best healthy way is to make your own or just don’t eat Junk food! no matter what and cook fresh ingredients… :)

    • Michael Argyros

      I’m not defending McDonald’s but this type of hyperbole isn’t necessary. “Pink slime” was only used in chicken nuggets, not burgers and they stopped using it some time ago. There are enough actual facts about the unhealthiness of fast food without making shit up.

      • Anonymous

        Still use beef filler though, not that I fault them most restaurants and even home cooks do unknowingly because it isn’t labelled.

      • http://wildcabbage.net Eyebee

        OK, but unhealthy or not, their burgers have zero taste if you scrape the stressing off. No meat taste. Bland.

    • Kulahan

      Oh gosh, it doesn’t taste that bad – quit being so melodramatic. Their fries are pretty good, and some of their burgers are okay. When you consider the million that they churn out every day, they do an alright job.

      • http://wildcabbage.net Eyebee

        I prefer real sliced potatoes for fries, and its not the burgers taste bad, they are devoid of taste.

  • Zonnestraaltje

    hope somebody will charge him for murder.