A restaurant in Chandler, Arizona is suing a restaurant in Delray Beach, Florida, claiming that the Florida food joint stole the theme of their restaurant. The lawyer for the Arizona restaurant has supposedly found 30 similarities between the two restaurants. While this sounds a little crazy in itself, the specific idea that they are battling over is even more absurd. Arizona’s “Heart Attack Grill” purports that the owners of Florida’s “Heart Stoppers Sports Grill” stole the idea of a theme based around a menu of heart attack-inducing fare.
Does anyone else think that maybe the restaurants should be going to court for creating this idea in the first place? Do we really need a restaurant advocating fatty, cholesterol raising foods when our nation is already overwhelmingly struggling with an obesity crisis?
I’m pretty sure that the over 13,000 McDonald’s within America provide our country with more than enough hamburgers. Considering a McDonald’s Big Mac has 485 and 21 grams of fat, I can only imagine the numbers for Heart Stoppers’ 3 Pound Killer. At least McDonald’s burgers are cheap, so they wouldn’t really add much to the hospital bill if they did trigger a heart attack. The 3 Pound Killer on the other hand will cost you $21.99 upfront, and then maybe your life after consumption.
The Heart Attack Grill’s menu features the Single, Double, Triple, and Quadruple Bypass Burger, all of which are trademarked names, so don’t even think about stealing them if you plan on opening a heart attack-themed restaurant…because we’re all dying to open one of those, right?
Alongside a flashing red heart, the Heart Attack Grill’s website announces that those “350 pounds and over eat for free” as if you should win a prize for becoming obese. In that case, maybe Michelle Obama should just scratch this whole Let’s Move initiative.
Just listen to the beginning of the description of the Heart Stoppers’ Insane Fries: “Prepared by our blind surgeon this artery clogger will have you calling your Doctor for an appointment.” Oh they should’ve known I’m a sucker for appetizers that require a visit to my doctor afterward.
Among the “Heart Attack Jack”-like sandwiches filled with a pound or more of meat, among the buns filled with three ho tdogs, among the fried twinkies and fried candy bars, at least the Heart Stoppers’ can say they have a “Go Lightly” section on their menu. This is not one of the 30 similarities that can be found between the two restaurants. While the names in this section might not be as catchy (veggie burger, veggie wrap, veggie sub, and salad), they may at least save you from a heart attack. But don’t worry, the freezer burn and mold that’s probably growing on these offerings will still allow you to make that oh-so-wanted appointment with your doctor.
Two restaurants battling it out over one terrible idea…I couldn’t think of anything worse, other than actually eating at one of these joints and possibly landing in the hospital.