Bypass These Death Burgers, Please!


bypass burgerA 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

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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PonyC... PonyChaser

No.  I know what food I put in my mouth.  And if I occasionally want to eat a "Triple Bypass Burger" or whatever it's called, well, I'm going to.  And then the next meal, I'll go back to my balanced eating.

LadyCash LadyCash

Nope. If I want it, I'm going to eat it.

My guess is that very few people eat that burger on a regular basis.

Some probably do, sure.  But for the majority, it's a once (or few tiimes)

in a lifetime thing. 

The whole thing is a marketing gimmick, really.  People will try it for the challenge,

and go on.  Some will prob get sick after, and that will finish that. 


Stories of 'death' burgers and the horrors of Hardees don't faze me.

Don't like it? Don't eat it.

sodapple sodapple

i just plain won't eat just by looking at the pictures.

Pearlie Acker-Alsept

I'd order it, then procede to cut it up and share it(and bring some home for later. I am usually full after one 1/3lb burger, I know I couldn't eat an entire 3/4lb burger.

Aestas Aestas

This article seeths with fat-shaming and fat-hatred.  Greasy, cholesterol-filled foods might be bad for your health, but it has very little to do with how fat you are.  It happens that I am a size 2.  I eat whatever I want and don't exercise regularly, and I guarantee you I'm in worse shape than plenty of so-called "overweight" people.  So if you want to write an article about health, stick to health issues.  There's no reason to crack jokes at the expense of people who "require two plane seats," nor to imply that fat people ought to be ashamed of themselves and their food choices.

frysh... fryshannon34

I could never eat that burger but I would give it a good try.It is not something iwould do everyday thoguh

tazdvl tazdvl

Do you know that healthy people die of heart attacks....not just people who would eat this?

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