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corazonas
04-19-2011, 11:24 PM
YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!

Yes, this is sadly, a real thing. My brother told me about it because they are opening one in my area. 1/2 lb patties, not a shred of lettuce in the joint, unlimited fries, stuff cooked in lard, an 8,000 calorie burger. This is seriously out of control... I would watch the whole video.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4632991n


Blinky963
04-19-2011, 11:41 PM
I don't even know what to say. I think I puked a little watching that video. Even at my heaviest that would not have been appealing.
The scariest thing of all is my husband just watched it with me and said "at least he's honest, I could probably pull off a double":(
8000 calories could easily hold me for a week, to hit that in one sitting is beyond comprehension. and gross.

corazonas
04-19-2011, 11:52 PM
what I find crazy is that it doesn't even look that good! It's just fat for the sake of being fat. I spent probably tons of cals on a burger once but it was like kobe beef with brie and all sorts of deliciousness and sweet potato fries. This doesn't even look appetizing- just a gimmick to go against the grain of all the newly healthy restaurant food.

Also, my brother told me if you weigh more than 350 lbs that you eat for FREE. What the ****?


CrystalZ10
04-20-2011, 01:06 AM
Its worse that the owner was a previous trainer and nutritionest too. He should know better!!

Blinky963
04-20-2011, 01:10 AM
what I find crazy is that it doesn't even look that good! It's just fat for the sake of being fat.


Exactly! It looked nasty. those girls ("nurses") are going to gain weight just breathing in there.

milmin2043
04-20-2011, 01:24 AM
RJ Reynolds, Coke/Pepsi, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, and millions of other wolves in sheep's clothing have been charging us to kill ourselves for years.

At least this place is right out in the open about it. Like they are waving a huge red flag to anyone who will see it....stay away, stay away!

icedragon6669
04-20-2011, 01:26 AM
LOL, i find it amusing, yes at least they are truthfull, unlike other chain take outs that try to look healthy and are not.

Its a business, and it wouldn't survive without a market, so really blame those who buy this crap, not the owners who cater to a demand.

CandyCoatedSymphony
04-20-2011, 01:52 AM
I saw a special on this place about a year ago & I couldn't believe what i saw! Did you know the spokesperson for this place died last month? He was only 29! And weighed 575lbs. He ate there for free (as mentioned above you eat free when your 350+lbs) several times a week. So sad. They say he died of pneumonia but I guess we'll never really know. Me and my bf were trying to understand the logic & reason why this guy wants to have a restaurant like this, encouraging people to be fat & unhealthy and we think the owner must hate overweight people. He HAS to have some deep routed hatred towards overweight people to want them to eat this junk & let them eat free the heavier they are. I mean think about it he's not benefiting or making $ from the customers that are eating free why do that then? I'm thinking he had an extremely negative experience with an overweight person, maybe a traumatic childhood experience or something. Just a theory. Well whatever it is I feel he should be stopped & that restaurant chain should be closed down.

krampus
04-20-2011, 02:06 AM
We Americans claim to love freedom; the freedom to kill yourself with fatty food at a privately-owned restaurant is part of said freedom I guess. Anything served there could be made at home...

milmin2043
04-20-2011, 02:11 AM
We Americans claim to love freedom; the freedom to kill yourself with fatty food at a privately-owned restaurant is part of said freedom I guess. Anything served there could be made at home...

Yep! Every day I hear people say "keep the government out of our food, it's none of their business".

Like I said, "where is the outrage against Phillip Morris, RJ Reynolds, Mountain Dew, McDonalds, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Starbucks, and the hundreds of thousands of other contributors to the obesity epidemic?

They don't use morbidly obese people as their spokespeople. They use "regular sized" people to make us think that we can eat and drink there as much as we want and will still stay within a normal weight range. We know it's not true, but because they don't throw it right in our faces, we've decided it's ok.

DrivenByAmbition
04-20-2011, 07:46 AM
I saw that on Food Network. Wonder why anyone would eat there.

NiteNicole
04-20-2011, 09:29 AM
Yep! Every day I hear people say "keep the government out of our food, it's none of their business".



I have zero faith in "the government" fixing our food/fat situation. "The government" got us here in the first place when it allowed big business to jack up our whole food supply.

You don't realize how bad it is here till you go to another country and see how people eat when they're not totally dependent on fake food.

ShanIAm
04-20-2011, 09:53 AM
I'm going to refrain from commenting on the government discussion, lol, but I will say that that video made me gag. This time last year I'd be there in a heart attack, I mean, heart beat. But now, just thinking about that food sitting in my stomach just makes me ill. OMG - and so much meat. Bleh!

JenMusic
04-20-2011, 10:41 AM
I think people are just looking for more and more extreme experiences, whether they're food related or not. Restaurants like this try (and I think often succeed) to appeal to that segment of the population looking for another "crazy" thing to do.

I know they're very different in many ways, but to me this is very similar to adrenaline junkies who get their fix base jumping, free rock climbing, or kayaking dangerous rapids - in both situations, people could (and do) die. And just to play the part of devil's advocate, we don't usually blame the people who sell the parachutes or kayaks.

All that being said, I wouldn't want to eat there now - but in my heavier days, I might have liked the experience. :) And fries cooked in lard are yummy!

Fungirl28
04-20-2011, 11:21 AM
Unbelievable! That actually tickled my gag reflex. A burger is one thing but that was ridiculous

Chubbykins
04-20-2011, 12:23 PM
I'd certainly go there once :)

I find it is a genius marketing idea. It is controversial, has humor and of course it isn't mandatory for anyone to go there.

The owner might have been a nutritionist, but if he decided he's going to make more money making people fat instead of hearing their complains while they had jo-jo diets I can fully understand it.

The vast majority of my friends are thin/normal and they pig out at least once a week. They just forget to eat dinner just as often. It is all in the ballance.

Imo we need more choices not less in a free world

milmin2043
04-20-2011, 10:36 PM
I absolutely agree that the government has helped get us into the obesity epidemic that we're in now.

I was referring to Michelle Obama pushing the "healthy child" agenda and seeing awful things being said. At least she is trying to do something.

We need to take personal responsibility. We all need to wake up from the sugar, fat, salt haze that is anesthesizing us all so well and get so fed up that we demand change at all levels.

dj mayhem
04-21-2011, 01:11 AM
I feel sick now.....

AZ Sunrises
04-21-2011, 01:40 AM
I live near it, but I've never been. I find it ironic that a restaurant points out how unhealthy it is (in name and in advertising) and that people demonize it.

There's a push for fast food to be healthy...and let's face it, it's really not. There are "healthier" options, but it's so processed that it's far from healthy. Which is worse, claiming to be healthy or admitting that it's not?

FitGirlyGirl
04-21-2011, 07:59 PM
It exists because it sells. His repeat customers are going to be people who would not eat healthy if this place existed or not. The are people that would go and order multiple quarter pounders if this place were not there to give it all to them in one burger, so why should he not make money? He's not claiming to be healthy, and I think that is to his credit. McDonald's is one of the worst for being fast food and yet trying to claim to be healthy. At least this place is not fooling the people that actually want to be healthy. I want to go to one at some point, just to say I've done it. They probably get a lot of that sort of business too, and that's ok. One visit is not going to do any serious damage to an otherwise healthy person.

We all know fast food is bad, let it be what it is. The American public wants it or it wouldn't continue having success. I say that rather than pushing to get rid of the fast food places we should be pushing to get more healthy places that serve food quickly. Drive through salmon burger on a multi-grain bun with grilled asparagus!

Ciao
04-22-2011, 09:22 AM
http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/JeMappelleSierra/Pictures/clipart2-1.png

"Hey, this is bad for you and it's gonna kill you." - "Dr." John

Nice to know you're contributing to the death of
people! Not only are the people to blame for not
being responsible about their health, but you're
contributing by providing them with the weapon.
It's like putting a gun to someone's head and
telling them to pull the trigger.

And I'm not just targeting this restaurant either.
I'm ashamed of all the unhealthy, fat-drenching
restaurants out there that do this.

http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/JeMappelleSierra/Pictures/clipart2.png

4star
04-22-2011, 11:39 AM
Yeah uh, their 575 pound spokesperson just died at 29. He died of the flu. People do die from the flu but being obese raises that risk and puts you at really bad risk of complications from just about everything medical. Pneumonia is a huge risk for the obese with the flu.

The owner seems to realize that the flu might not have killed him if he weren't morbidly obese according to this quote from the same story, link below.

River came down with the flu last week, and after four days in the hospital, he succumbed to pneumonia, says Jon Basso, owner of the grill and close friend of River .Basso described River's death as "tragic," because he was a "young creative genius, a promising man whose life got cut short because he carried extra weight. Had he been thin, he would have had a tenfold opportunity to survive the pneumonia."

Here's a quote from the owner and friend about his death from this story.


http://abcnews.go.com/Health/HeartHealth/blair-river-hefty-heart-attack-grill-spokesman-dies/story?id=13056400


Basso is very open about the controversial position he puts himself in by marketing unhealthy food "worth dying for," as the restaurant slogan goes.

"I hired him to promote my food. We are absolutely guilty of glorifying obesity. That's what I do for a living: I make a mockery of heart-related issues in order to sell hamburgers," says Basso.

*LOOKS LIKE THERE IS GOOD MONEY IN MAKING A MOCKERY OUT OF HEAVY PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP. At least, he's legally in the clear...otherwise, well.....

If he knew the impact this would have since he used to own a Jenny Craig, why would he encourage people to abuse their bodies this way? Duh, that's obvious. Isn't it? $$$

Jasmine31
04-22-2011, 12:04 PM
Its a free country. He is being out in the open and not deceptive that this food could kill you.

What I don't think is cool, is offering free food to people over 350 lbs.

Thats wrong.

tschaff04
04-22-2011, 12:18 PM
That is just really really sad. The owners of this place should be ashamed of themselves. Rewarding someone for being dangerously overweight. They are profiting/playing off of people's weaknesses and diseases. It's disgusting. :mad:


what I find crazy is that it doesn't even look that good! It's just fat for the sake of being fat. I spent probably tons of cals on a burger once but it was like kobe beef with brie and all sorts of deliciousness and sweet potato fries. This doesn't even look appetizing- just a gimmick to go against the grain of all the newly healthy restaurant food.

Also, my brother told me if you weigh more than 350 lbs that you eat for FREE. What the ****?

4star
04-22-2011, 12:26 PM
That is just really really sad. The owners of this place should be ashamed of themselves. Rewarding someone for being dangerously overweight. They are profiting/playing off of people's weaknesses and diseases. It's disgusting. :mad:

It is sad. Like a bar saying "Alcoholics that have liver damage drink free!" It might be legal but heinously lacks ethics...

midwife
04-22-2011, 12:44 PM
I'm sure they would take their money if someone > 350 lbs wanted to pay for their burger. It's all about the choices each person can make.

Many places are heinously unhealthy. At least this one is honest about it, rather than trying to hide their calories or sneaking pancake batter into omelets. Anyone witness the recent bacon explosion at Denny's?

And, he's managed to get people talking about obesity and food and calories, so that's something.