Heart Attack Grill mascot dies of cardiac arrest
Washington, Feb 13 : A Heart Attack Grill patron has reportedly died from a heart attack at the eatery, about one year after another person was reported having a heart attack at the fast food joint.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, 52-year-old John Alleman, an unofficial spokesperson for the restaurant known for selling unhealthy fare such as its "Quadruple Bypass Burger," and "Flatliner Fries," had a heart attack last week as he waited at a bus stop outside the downtown Las Vegas eatery. He was removed from life support Monday, CBS News reported.
Alleman was reportedly a fixture at the restaurant and would stand outside its doors daily greeting customers in an unofficial capacity, according to the paper.
"He never missed a day, even on Christmas," the restaurant's owner "Dr." John Basso, said.
Basso said that he never wanted a handout from anyone. He always insisted on paying.
"He lived, ate and breathed the Heart Attack Grill," Basso said.
Basso wrote on the Grill's Facebook page that Alleman was so popular that he was placed on the restaurant's menu and given his own "Patient John" clothing line.
The death comes about a year after a man suffered a heart attack while eating one of the restaurant's 6,000-calorie "Triple Bypass Burgers."