An unofficial spokesman for Las Vegas’s Heart Attack Grill died of a heart attack on Monday morning, making him the second Heart Attack Grill spokesman to die in the last three years. Note: the grill became famous for serving the world’s highest-calorie hamburger, selling candy cigarettes to children, and advertising that their menu might kill you, but it’s “taste worth dying for.”
John Alleman was never officially employed by the heart-stoppingly unhealthy fast food chain, but he did eat there almost every day and frequently stood outside the restaurant inviting passersby to join him in eating one of the Grill’s quadruple-bypass burgers (which clocks in at just under 10,000 calories and has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Most Calorific Burger) and drinking their signature butterfat milkshake (described by the owner as having “so much cream that if I add even a quarter percent more butterfat, it would literally churn to butter”). Alleman’s loyalty to the grill inspired the owner to appoint him an unofficial spokesman, give him his own clothing line, and change the cover of their menu to feature a cartoon of Alleman smiling in a hospital gown.
A statement on the restaurant’s Facebook page announced that the grill will close on the day of Alleman’s funeral to honor the man who was “part of the [Heart Attack Grill] family.”