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Man stricken while eating Heart Attack Grill burger

Menu warnings nearly proved true for a man at a downtown Las Vegas restaurant that offers "Bypass" burgers, "Flatliner" fries and free meals to people over 350 pounds.

Amateur video shows a man being wheeled out of the Heart Attack Grill on a stretcher after a medical episode that restaurant employees said looked like, well, a heart attack.

Eatery owner Jon Basso told KVVU-TV FOX5 he thought it was a joke when a waitress told him a customer eating a Triple Bypass burger was sweating and shaking.

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"The gentleman could barely talk," Basso told FoX5. "He was sweating, suffering. Anyone with an ounce of compassion would've felt for him."

A Las Vegas fire spokesman told The Associated Press that paramedics were summoned Saturday evening and a man was indeed hospitalized.

Basso said he heard the man is recuperating. His name and the medical condition he suffered weren't released.

Even though the restaurant glorifies bad eating with the eat-free promotion for heavy customers, Basso told FOX5 he felt bad about the incident.

"I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt. Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that," he told FOX5.