DC Group Calls for Closure of Heart Attack Grill

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Washington-based health advocacy group is
asking the owner of a Las Vegas restaurant that prides itself on
unhealthy meals to shut it down after a customer suffered a medical
episode and was hospitalized.

Officials for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
said Thursday they sent a letter to Heart Attack Grill owner Jon
Basso, asking him to "declare moral bankruptcy" and close the

Susan Levin, the group's director of nutrition education, says
the incident should be a wake-up call that bypass operations aren't

Basso says he hasn't received the letter. He previously
expressed sorrow for the victim, an unidentified man in his 40s.
Basso says it wasn't a stunt, and he felt bad that tourists in the
restaurant at the time thought it was a joke.

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