A Triple Bypass burger by another name ... would still be a gross, greasy monstrosity of a menu item, but there it sits on not one, but two restaurant menus in the good old U.S. of A.
John Howie Steak in Bellevue, Washington, has been serving up its version, which consists of three-quarters-of-a-pound of ground prime chuck, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, tempura-fried bacon, onion rings, and a special sauce layered between two grilled cheese sandwiches.
Currently, however, it's listed as the "What's That?" Burger because The Heart Attack Grill (yes, really) in Chandler, Arizona, has threatened to sue them since it already has a Triple Bypass on its menu.
Actually, at the Arizona eatery you can choose the severity of your heart problems -- from Single Bypass up to Quadruple Bypass burgers. And, bonus, if you're over 350 pounds, you can eat unlimited quantities FREE (just can't even go there).
But back to Bellevue, where the bad-boy burger now needs a new name. In order to find one, the restaurant has launched a contest to find it, and you too can participate. The contest runs through October 30, and the winner will receive six burgers, six beers, and the guilt of enticing people to eat something that really may prompt them to need bypass surgery.
But if you're OK with that, you can submit your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Death on a Bun? The Leave Your Wife and Children Behind Special?
Yeah, I'm not entering, but it's interesting to think if all foods came with such warnings about the damage they could do to your health.
Instead of French fries, restaurants could offer Hypertension Sticks.
Instead of chocolate cream pie -- Make Your Ass Fat a la Mode.
Monster burritos could be offered as Two Plane Seats Required.
You'd think people would be too embarrassed to order such items, but then again you'd think no one would order them no matter what they're called. Unfortunately, you'd think wrong on both counts.
Would you be less likely to buy a food item if it professed health consequences?
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