Another restaurant called the Heart Attack Shack faced lawsuits ... not from health officials or sick patrons but from the Heart Attack Grill, for trademark infringement. A deli offering a heart attack sandwich defeated a similar suit. Unlike the Double Down, these meals really are unhealthy. One guy got an actual heart attack in the Heart Attack Grill, while eating a triple bypass burger. Killed by the very act he was engaging in! If that isn't ironic, well, then I evidently don't know what irony is.
But Really ...
So, maybe don't eat there three times a day?
Whenever someone calls out a burger for having like 1,200 calories, they seem to be assuming each meal must contain one-third of your daily caloric quota, tops, or you will die. But, maybe you can just eat slightly less in your next meal, because you're still full? And given that most Americans skip one or more meals daily, that should give everyone a little leeway to make their one meal a big and indulgent one.
Now, that doesn't cover the really hugest meals that places like Heart Attack Grill dish out, ones with like 4,000 calories. That's big, more than you should eat in a whole day. But one meal, no matter how big, isn't going to hurt you (it can trigger a heart attack only if you already have critical heart disease ... as can sex, with the same probability). Eating 4,000 calories today won't hurt your body more than eating a single M&M every day this year.
"Ah!" you say. "But that's the problem! I'm already eating an extra M&M a day. And then some, and this bypass burger is on top of that." Okay, well the other 364 days are the issue then, and your regular potion sizes, not the one gimmick burger. The Heart Attack Grill might glorify overeating (a burger with four patties is inherently glorious), but it doesn't normalize overeating, which is the real problem. As one expert said on TV, "The end result of our eating habits is all around us. It's an obesity epidemic that is killing the world."