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giveitago751 karma

What was it like being surrounded by the fall of western civilization?

soundofhumility641 karma



I can picture the entire cast of pawn stars being regulars.

soundofhumility357 karma

I never saw them in there. But, it would not be surprising, considering the fact that their pawn shop is located less than a mile away.

soundofhumility461 karma


Annarr56 karma

What's the employee cartoon for?

soundofhumility118 karma

Merchandise. They would sell T-shirts, coffee mugs, canvas bags, etc. With your cartoon picture on it.

batmanisavampire284 karma

Did you ever have people come in just to say how gross and disgusting the restaurant is?

soundofhumility558 karma

All the time! People would always talk down to us employees as well, because 1. Our uniforms were provocative, therefore in their minds we were all brainless and 2. How we are the immoral ones for serving them that food. Because it's not like people have freedom of choice when it comes to their eating habits.

Mr_Blackwolf240 karma

Did any non-obese 350-pound people ever come into the restaurant to eat for free? eg. bodybuilders, powerlifters etc? (highly unlikely I know)

soundofhumility220 karma

I never saw one, not while I was working atleast.

IhaveSomeQuestions56236 karma

1) Would the waitresses make good money?

2) How would you determine if someone was over 500 pounds?

3) Was it ever creepy having to spank people?

4) How much money did you make?

5) Was there a limit on how much food in a day the people who get free ones could order?

soundofhumility295 karma

  1. It really depended on their shift, a weekday afternoon would be average. Opposed to a Friday night, where they would make up to 200-300 a night. There are alot of cheap tippers in that restaurant (unsurprisingly)
  2. There is a scale in the middle of a restaurant, and if anything over 350 comes up, an alarm will go off. Usually people will applaud and celebrate if someone weigh that much.
  3. Sometimes - only of the customer made it creepy.
  4. I was a hostess, I made $11 an hour plus commission from selling menus.
  5. They can have an unlimited amount of Single Bypass burgers (but usually, one was more than enough)

taypat136 karma

Selling menu's? Can you explain further?

soundofhumility259 karma

For a dollar a piece, we sold paper menu's. Just for a novelty, or proof that a place like that exists. It's how the hostesses got tips.

taypat115 karma

So of the $1, how much commission did you get?

soundofhumility171 karma

The whole amount. Usually there's two hosts working at the same time. One will seat the customers, and the other will put the hospital gowns and bracelet on the guest. If we sold a menu, we would put it together in a pool and then divide it amongst ourselves when we're leaving our shift. Trust was important, because you never knew if who you were working with would pocket the money.

ReadyAndLubed202 karma

Is it like a legit spanking or a light tapping? Also is in front of everyone in the restaurant?

soundofhumility322 karma

It depended on who was doing spanking. Some girls were rough and put all their strength into it. I was a weakling and would lightly tap, because I also have terrible coordination and was scared I would miss and actually hurt someone. Also, we'd go lighter on females.

Alma_Negra102 karma

Fwiw, what is the healthiest dish on the menu..? I mean, relative to what is served there.

soundofhumility204 karma

Here's the whole menu: Single Bypass Burger 2,000 calories. 5 bacon slices Double Bypass 4,000 calories. 10 bacon slices Triple Bypass 6,000 calories. 15 bacon slices And Quadruple 8,000 calories. 1 whole tomato, onion and 20 slices of bacon.

Flatliner Fries (fried in lard)

Butterfat Milk Shakes (with a real stick of butter)

and Chille Cheese Fries

Plus malt liquor, and an array of candy flavored alcoholic drinks. The onions are so carmilized that they are basically pure sugar.

Toddler_Souffle126 karma

What kind of malt liquor?

soundofhumility123 karma

Tall cans of Old English, Mickeys, stuff like that. I can't remember too well.

Poisoninthewound96 karma

Lol, I actually was checking out the heart attack grill website and saw this AMA on it...

Anyway, how much free food does a *< 350 pounder get to eat?

soundofhumility172 karma

That sucks, I don't want this on their site... Anyways, they can have as many single bypass burgers as they want.

name_with_a_y54 karma

They posted it because you tweeted about it. They automatically grab all Twitter posts that include their name and post it on their website.

soundofhumility176 karma

I don't tweet..

IRideVelociraptors34 karma

How many do they eat on average?

soundofhumility141 karma

Usually, they can't finish one. It's strange, but the big guys can't finish the big burgers. Everytime someone would finish the Quadruple Bypass, it was always a young, thin guy.

WhatItDoCuz82 karma

Does this place actually have regulars? Like 350lb people that come in every day and eat unlimited for?

soundofhumility163 karma

Yep! We'd get a few locals who would come in frequently to take advantage of the free meal. Most of them will come in, not get a drink, and not leave a tip. So that they could literally have a free meal.

WhatItDoCuz107 karma

Im sorry if this offends, but this place sounds like the embodiment of cancer

soundofhumility164 karma

Not offensive at all. The food is disgusting.

Xcrucia82 karma

I stayed at the Golden Nugget last year, right down the street(sidewalk?) but forgot to stop by and gorge myself. Do the shakes taste like butter? Can't imagine a buttery taste being that good.

soundofhumility122 karma

In my opinion, the shakes are pretty gross. They're too rich, and so thick you need a spoon.

NutWizard75 karma

ok last question where did you guys come up with the menu? like did you just have a recipe for the 9000 calorie burger or did the owner have them all?

soundofhumility133 karma

I asked Jon, the owner that once. He used to be a nutritionist, and had the philosophy that about excess and moderation (I wish I could remember who it was that he quoted, but this was so long ago) and anyways he just came up with the concept. I'm pretty sure it started out as a minor idea, then just blew up with the media attention, and then he decided to move the location to Vegas.

BlindTrooper109 karma

“Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.”

This one? It's from Robert A. Heinlein, one of my favorite authors :)

soundofhumility59 karma

That's a great line, and so specific! But, no that's not the one he was talking about :/

BrutalTruth10132 karma

"The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." William Blake

soundofhumility34 karma

The marriage of heaven and hell. Love that one too. But, it's also not what he was talking about.

dogmatic00151 karma

Maybe the Oscar Wilde quote: "Everything in moderation, including moderation."

soundofhumility30 karma


BlindTrooper62 karma

What was your favorite memory?

soundofhumility164 karma

I loved anything that had to do with filming. Every week there would be a crew from some documentary type show coming in. Those were always fun, just because I'm into production and I like seeing how things like that worked.

EljerGoldwater61 karma

How bad were the bathrooms in this place? Were you constantly having to go in and unclog the toilets?

soundofhumility161 karma

The bathrooms are pretty funny. In the mens urinal, they have painted cartoons on the wall of nurses making fun of a small penis size.

PounderMcNasty57 karma

How fat was the fattest person that ate there?

soundofhumility117 karma

That's tough, there was a guy over 700 pounds once. But, usually the range is between 350-400. Which, after working there for so long, didn't even seem too heavy.

NutWizard61 karma

did you ever date anyone you met there? like a 400 lb man?

soundofhumility85 karma


thestone953 karma

Why did you start working there in the first place? The business model?

soundofhumility115 karma

It was a job. Which in Las Vegas, is actually pretty hard to find one with decent pay. I had no specific interest in working there particularly, it just sort of happened.

ACDRetirementHome50 karma

Do people ever come in groups and share a single one of those 9000 calorie burgers?

soundofhumility74 karma

You're not aloud to share. Because if that was the case, a whole family would share one burger and they wouldn't purchase anything else.

malcontented47 karma


soundofhumility104 karma

He wasn't the CEO. He was a morbidly-obese spokes person for the restaurant. He died a few years ago at their first location in Chandler, Arizona. Before the owner moved the restaurant to Vegas.

mtbaird568737 karma

How did the milkshake taste? I love milkshakes but I dunno if I could do one with a full stick of butter.

soundofhumility55 karma

They're really thick. Ridiculously rich and filling. I personally think they're gross. But to each his own.

MAINO31 karma

what type of cheese do you guy use the most?

soundofhumility68 karma

The only kind they have cheddar. It was the overly processed-almost-plastic synthetic cheese.

pman55515 karma

Forgetting about the terribly unhealthiness of the food and the whole culture of the restaurant, how did it taste? Was it really good?

soundofhumility33 karma

People actually like it! Alot of folks come to Vegas to try In-N-Out, and lot of people say it's comparable. I disagree.

lostpatrol1 karma

I fail to see what is so wrong about this place. Meat is not unhealthy, and neither is fat. The fries and the coke seems more unhealthy than a burger. As long as you regular diet is within a certain range, eating 8k calories one day won't affect you.

soundofhumility1 karma

The ingredients are pure lard, fat, grease, and salt.

Killersingh1 karma

I drove by this place when I was in Vegas last year. I was disgusted by how they were proud of having such high caloric burgers. Where do you work now? Thanks!

soundofhumility1 karma

I'm still going to UNLV and work as a server in a restaurant.

MrFoxFoster1 karma

Have you ever suggested to not serve a customer a burger because you knew it would be fatal? Ignore my grammer.... :s

soundofhumility3 karma

I wish we could, but that would defeat the whole purpose. Plus, that's discrimination.

Feltzinclasp5-4 karma

Can you explain how the FDA allows you to operate? I mean.. you're basically rewarding people for being obese.

soundofhumility58 karma

As long as a restaurant is clean, I don't think the FDA has any control on the calorific contents of the food that restaurant is serving. If you think about it, many other establishments sell disgusting food in high fat content. Heart Attack Grill is just the first place to admit it.

ienvyyou-20 karma

What would happen if an immovable object were to be struck by an unstoppable force

soundofhumility8 karma

It would, inevitably move, I suppose.