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Sick Food Movement

Phaedrus Sep 24, 2010 01:40 PM

http://www.alternet.org/food/148258/s...

Caught this on Roger Ebert's Twitter feed. I saw the restaurant featured on one of the Food Network shows too. Pretty gross.

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  1. Airo RE: Phaedrus Sep 24, 2010 11:35 PM

    This is absolutely crazy. It's bad enough that one burger can equal 8,000 calories, but it's far beyond comprehension how someone can down two of those burgers. I feel faint with disbelief and disgust.

    Don't know how someone can eat that. Even a rugged athlete downing that would be weighed down and sickened physically.

    1. Withnail42 RE: Phaedrus Sep 25, 2010 07:53 AM

      In case anyone is interested in seeing the place in action.

      http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?i...

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        MrsT RE: Withnail42 Sep 25, 2010 12:19 PM

        The place looks like a "guys" place, where you would go for a bachelor party. I noticed only one little girl there. What is the place like on a Friday night--this story was obviously taped during the day. How often do the "patients" eat there? CBS didn't even touch on the fact the owner was a Jenny Craig franchisee--what happened that made him so disillusioned by the diet industry?

        I wonder how different a visit to the Heart Attack Grill is different from my bi-annual visit to Chip Shop where I share a deep fried Hostess Cherry Pie.

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          queencru RE: Withnail42 Sep 27, 2010 10:35 AM

          Sadly the video didn't work on my screen, but I agree that it seems mostly like a bachelor party experience with the mirrored bar to allow you to see up the "nurses'" skirts- yuck! There's nothing about this place that doesn't gross me out.

          I also want to know more about the owner. What makes you go from that to eating a 4-patty burger daily?

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            The Dairy Queen RE: queencru Sep 27, 2010 10:42 AM

            I just wonder how much repeat business this place will get. I can see some people doing it for the novelty, but they they do enough repeat business to sustain themselves?

            ~TDQ

        2. The Dairy Queen RE: Phaedrus Sep 25, 2010 08:02 AM

          Yuck.

          ~TDQ

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            libgirl2 RE: Phaedrus Sep 25, 2010 08:03 AM

            That burger looks sick!

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              dach RE: Phaedrus Sep 25, 2010 09:44 AM

              I did try a Burger King triple bacon cheeseburger only once, and it did literally make me sick. So much grease, but almost tasteless. Turned me off of burger king.

              1. linguafood RE: Phaedrus Sep 25, 2010 10:05 AM

                And yet there was an article recently in the Independent quoting a 'study' that might indicate the obesity epidemic is caused by a virus.

                Right.

                1. mariacarmen RE: Phaedrus Sep 26, 2010 08:13 PM

                  love how the article says it's one-finger salute to the health food movement. It's more a big F-YOU to your heart.

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                    cheesemaestro RE: Phaedrus Sep 27, 2010 08:17 AM

                    Shades of Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA! This place serves 6- and 9-pound burgers. Nobody had been able to finish their largest burger, a 15-lb. monster that actually weighs in at over 20 lbs. with the cheese, toppings and bun added, until a guy did it a couple of years ago. Have a look:

                    http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertis...

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                      cigarmedic4 RE: Phaedrus Sep 28, 2010 06:59 AM

                      Being in the medical field, I would love to get a look at Adam Richman's blood work, especially his cholesterol and sodium levels.

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