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
restaurant.

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

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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