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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 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 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 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 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 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 Sep 25, 2010 08:02 AM

          Yuck.

          ~TDQ

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            libgirl2 Sep 25, 2010 08:03 AM

            That burger looks sick!

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              dach 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 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 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 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 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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