Heart Attack Grill was founded in 2005 by current owner Jon Basso in Tempe, Arizona. The company owns a Las Vegas restaurant which features high fat, high calorie food and a hospital theme.
The company had 3 locations at one time, however, after the spokesperson for the restaurant located in Chandler died at 29 years of age and 529 pounds, the restaurant was closed. The location in Dallas, Texas, also closed soon afterwards, with no explanation given. However, the one in Las Vegas is open. With 9,982 calorie burgers, and all you can eat French fries cooked in lard, the reason for the name of the restaurant is clear.
Heart Attack Grill uses controversy as their marketing strategy. Food is served by waitresses dressed as nurses in skimpy uniforms and those who weigh over 350 pounds can eat as much as they like for free.
Headquarters for the Heart Attack Grill are located in Las Vegas, Nevada.