I give you:
Apparently, this is an eatery located in Tempe, Arizona where you can get served french fries that have been deep-fried in genuine lard, beer, and burgers with mind-blowing (not to mention heart-stopping) quantities of meat and cheese.
The half-pound burger is called the Single Bypass, which is what they claim you’ll need after finishing one off, and the menu goes through Double Bypass all the way up to Quadruple Bypass (two pounds of patty goodness), for the really brave.
In keeping with the name, the cook is dressed like a surgeon, the waitresses are dressed like Nurse Nasty, and if you finish the Triple- or Quadruple Bypass, they put you in a wheelchair and roll you to your car.
You know, I don’t often contemplate a two-state road-trip just for a meal, but Lord have mercy …
Anyhoo, the whole thing seems to be done in the spirit of fun — unless you happen to be an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona.
Seems that, and I quote: “5 or 6 complaints” have been filed with the Arizona regarding the use of the word “nurse” vis a vis the waitresses. Seems there’s someone out there who is concerned that the waitresses at The Heart Attack Grill might be confused with actual medical personnel.
Now, I don’t know if this is five or six people filing one complaint each, or one person filing five or six complaints, but I’d guess the latter.
On one paw I’ve seen pictures of the outfits that the “nurses” at the grill wear, on the other paw I’m more than familiar with what real nurses wear — and folks, you simply aren’t going to get one mixed up with the other.
Unless, of course, there’s a hospital out there where the nurses do wear micro-mini-skirts and fishnets, in which case please e-mail me a map of the location of this hospital and an employment application for the local Sheriff’s Office.
Is it possible that there might be someone in Arizona who is smart enough to work a Form 1040, but can’t figure out that the waitresses at The Heart Attack Grill probably aren’t real nurses? What are the chances of that?
It is, at most, six people with complaints. Six. Hell, every business has at least six complaints for one thing or another — that just a Fact Of Business Life.
When you get six hundred complaints, you have a problem.
Personally, I figure that if the Arizona Attorney Generals Office has the time, funding, or staff to concern themselves with this “case”, then they’ve either got 1) too much time on their hands, 2) too much money to play with, or 3) too many bored staffmembers looking for trouble — all of which represent money out of Arizona citizen’s pocket-books.
You Arizona taxpayers might want to keep that in mind next election.
Anyhoo, on to more pleasant thoughts. Anybody out Tempe way actually eaten there? If so, how’s the food?