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1bbqboy

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Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Fri, 01/13/06 4:40 PM (permalink)
Help me out here. Is this place real, or an elaborate hoax? It's a Hooterburger!
http://www.heartattackgrill.com/home.htm
 
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    NebGuy

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    RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Fri, 01/13/06 5:06 PM (permalink)
    If it's a joke they spent a lot of time and money on a pretty nice website.
     
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      silverspork

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      RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Fri, 01/13/06 5:09 PM (permalink)
       
      #3
        varelas

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        RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Fri, 01/13/06 5:13 PM (permalink)
        Will be in Scottsdale this week-end. I'll try and check it out.
         
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          Tedbear

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          RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Fri, 01/13/06 5:28 PM (permalink)
          Yes, this is a real restaurant. In fact, the late Dr. Atkins endorsed this place, as well as their other establishments--The Atherosclerosis Cafe and The Thrombosis Room.
           
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            Pigiron

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            RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Fri, 01/13/06 5:54 PM (permalink)
            I guess a lot of people think the epidemic of heart disease and diabetes as a result of obesity is hilarious. I do not.
             
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              Tedbear

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              RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Fri, 01/13/06 7:19 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Pigiron

              I guess a lot of people think the epidemic of heart disease and diabetes as a result of obesity is hilarious. I do not.


              I definitely do not think that it is funny, and I would hope that you perceived this from my sarcastic response to the apparent interest in this establishment. People who are eating this way are ignoring a wealth of scientific research regarding the dangers of this type of food intake.
               
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                BT

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                RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Fri, 01/13/06 8:49 PM (permalink)
                OK, it's not funny, but the visuals of those burgers are making me drool (though not laugh).
                 
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                  roossy90

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                  RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Fri, 01/13/06 9:31 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by bill voss

                  Help me out here. Is this place real, or an elaborate hoax? It's a Hooterburger!
                  http://www.heartattackgrill.com/home.htm



                  Did you catch this part?

                  http://www.heartattackgrill.com/valentines_day_massacre.htm
                   
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                    jvsmom

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                    RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Fri, 01/13/06 9:51 PM (permalink)
                    With the St. Valentine's Day Massacre thing it has to be a hoax - but has anyone tried calling the 800 number?
                     
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                      Adjudicator

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                      RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Fri, 01/13/06 11:02 PM (permalink)
                      * QUADRUPLE BYPASS BURGER *

                      2 Lbs. Angus Beef






                      Fries look good.



                       
                      #11
                        6star

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                        RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Fri, 01/13/06 11:34 PM (permalink)
                        Their regular phone number on the website is a legitimate phone number for the address they list in Tempe. In the online yellow pages, it is listed for the "Sesame Express", but that could have been the name of the restaurant that was there before the Heart Attack Grill moved in, since online yellow pages are often a couple of years behind.
                         
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                          WingLover

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                          RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Thu, 01/19/06 2:26 PM (permalink)
                          ^^Oh my good Lord...

                          That has to be one of the largest & tallest burgers I've ever seen!

                          ...the fries do look good, I agree.

                          ~Jessica
                           
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                            Michael Hoffman

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                            RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Thu, 01/19/06 2:36 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Adjudicator

                            * QUADRUPLE BYPASS BURGER *

                            2 Lbs. Angus Beef






                            Fries look good.





                            I'll have mine without the lettuce, tomato, onion (unless I can get that onion grilled) or bacon. Medium rare, please.
                             
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                              Michael Hoffman

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                              RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Thu, 01/19/06 2:37 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by 6star

                              Their regular phone number on the website is a legitimate phone number for the address they list in Tempe. In the online yellow pages, it is listed for the "Sesame Express", but that could have been the name of the restaurant that was there before the Heart Attack Grill moved in, since online yellow pages are often a couple of years behind.

                              I don't know about the phone number, but my daughter, who lives in the area, said the place is real.
                               
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                                renfrew

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                                RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Thu, 01/19/06 2:40 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Pigiron

                                I guess a lot of people think the epidemic of heart disease and diabetes as a result of obesity is hilarious. I do not.


                                pigiron, between hezbollah and heart attacks, you seem to find a lot of things offensive/not funny. Humor heals all, you just have to find it funny first i guess.
                                 
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                                  laststandchili

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                                  RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Thu, 01/19/06 2:49 PM (permalink)
                                  Don't think I'd venture beyond the single, but I'd tuck in vigorously. Also don't think the cheese and gravy together would work for me on the fries. Probably opt for the cheese in keeping with the general theme of the place. And why no chili fries? I'm writing the management, maybe they'll send me coupons for my suggestion.

                                  Vayo con Queso
                                   
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                                    BuddyRoadhouse

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                                    RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Thu, 01/19/06 3:58 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by laststandchili

                                    Also don't think the cheese and gravy together would work for me on the fries.


                                    Cheese and gravy on French Fries?!? Are they servin' poutine in Tempe???
                                     
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                                      TJ Jackson

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                                      RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Thu, 01/19/06 4:09 PM (permalink)
                                      we have a few places in Cincinnati where the house specialty is fries with gravy and cheese

                                      Pleasant Ridge Chili is the primary one that comes to mind
                                       
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                                        Jennifer_4

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                                        RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Thu, 01/19/06 4:45 PM (permalink)
                                        Sounds like the Poutine craze has made it to America..
                                        Seriously though this place sounds like a hoot. Everything in moderation I always say.. even if you only ate at this place once it would be an experience you would never forget..
                                        And a RoadFOOD board doesn't strike me as a place that food nazis and healthniks would really want to visit anyhow, except to cause trouble.
                                         
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                                          Foodbme

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                                          RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Thu, 12/14/06 10:36 PM (permalink)
                                          Posted - 12/14/2006 : 22:22:36
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                                          I had lunch at the Heart Attack Grill today WITH A BUDDY. It's 99% HYPE and 1% delivery.
                                          Q. Why do you say that Jim?
                                          A. Because the place does not match up to all the hype the place has caused.
                                          Q. Could you elaborate?
                                          A. Sure. first, the place is in a strip center, but has no ambiance. It's small, with limited seating. Does not have any decor that suggests anything hospital related. Probably seats 30 people inside and 30 people outside, but you can't have a beer outside.
                                          Q. Speaking of beverages, what do thy offer?
                                          A. 3 bottled beers, and several soft drinks, that's it.
                                          Q. Does the place live up to the web site portrayal?
                                          A. No way does it even come close. The girls on the web site and their "costumes" are a far cry from the girls working there. The girls are typical young girls just trying to make a buck. On a scale of 1 to 10, they're on average, a 4-5 as far as looks, body etc go. Their costumes are cheap and poorly made and don't fit well. Kinda sad watching them demean themselves.
                                          Q. What about the food?
                                          A. The menu is limited. Burgers, Fries, thats it. Their burgers come from a regional supplier, nothing special. They offer a 1/2 pound single, double, triple and quadruple burger. Toppings are tomatoes, onions, cheese, bacon, sauce, that's it. I was there at lunch time, and all I saw served were singles.
                                          Q. What about the fries?
                                          A. The frys are on site, fresh cut potatoes, not frozen, or prepped potatoes, cooked in Lard and tasty, but they put too much salt on them. They use some kind of a seasoning blend that is spicy but too salty. They're a small cut fry. You need a fork to eat hem, but plastic forks are only provided on request.
                                          Q. So, give me your summary.
                                          A. The place is WAY overhyped. Cudos to their Web site developer and their PR firm that has put them in the national spotlight but it's just another hamburger joint, better than some but not as good as most. No distinctive decor, shoddy costumes, below average looking wait staff, small physical store with limited seating, The customers were 99.9% male, mostly blue collar or low-end white collar guys with high Testerone levels. Not worth a return trip and based on the comments I overheard, most of them won't be back either
                                          Q. So, should the Nursing Profession be concerned?
                                          A. Not at all. The place will be just another burger joint at best, and probably be out of business in 6 months to a year. You can fool some of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. They got my $15 bucks + tip, for a burger, frys, and 2 beers but I won't be gong back. To all you Roadfooders who were thinking about making a special trip out here, FAGABOUTIT!
                                           
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                                            2005Equinox

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                                            RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Mon, 01/8/07 1:21 AM (permalink)
                                            Remember the old saying. " Steal from me once its your fault, Steal from me twice its my fault".
                                             
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                                              Kaczmark

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                                              RE: Heart Attack Grill-Tempe Sun, 10/26/08 11:59 AM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              The place will be just another burger joint at best, and probably be out of business in 6 months to a year. You can fool some of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. They got my $15 bucks + tip, for a burger, frys, and 2 beers but I won't be gong back. To all you Roadfooders who were thinking about making a special trip out here, FAGABOUTIT!


                                              Well looks like the predictions of the demise of this tacky burger joint are correct. The place is shuttered and the owner has apparantly filed for bankruptcy.
                                               
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