‘Heart Attack Grill’ Founder Jon Basso: “My Food Will Kill You”

from huffingtonpost.com: Heart Attack Grill founder Jon Basso appeared on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop” Thursday morning for an extremely candid — and at times bizarre — interview.

Basso made headlines earlier this year after John Alleman, the Heart Attack Grill’s unofficial spokesman, died from a heart attack. “I told him if you keep eating like this, it’s going to kill ya,” Basso said at the time.

This time around, Basso, wearing his doctor’s coat “uniform,” tells host Betty Liu that the Heart Attack Grill will never change, but the restaurant has always been transparent about what it is selling. Basso argues that other fast food chains are sending a much different message. “I am probably the only restaurateur in the entire world who is unapologetically telling you that my food is bad for you, that it will kill you and that you should stay away from it,” he says.

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