Could a "single meal"... kill you? We've heard of the now-infamous "triple bypass burger"... it's the "burger"... one man was eating... when he suffered a "heart attack" in Las Vegas. and now... a restaurant here in Houston... serves something similar.
Katherine Whaley... was brave enough... to try it.
Welcome to Hubcap Grill...
"The food is excellent here..."
The *tiny downtown-Houston burger joint… is serving up a burger as *big as Texas…"
"that's dangerous, I wouldn't go there"
They're talking about the infamous "quadruple heart-clogger…"
"We take our burgers real serious here… serious as a heart attack" "we have a really good following"
…And owner Ricky Craig is taking us to the kitchen to show us how to make his "artery-blocking" concoction…
It starts with a fresh beef patty..
"We’ve got our wieners that we split in half and put on the grill"
"and we have some crispy bacon"
…and to top it off… spicy chili…
"There it is ... the quadruple heart clogger Houston, Texas eat your heart out"
"so today is not a diet day"
"if you're on a diet don't come to Hubcap Grill"
..And now for that "killer" bite..
"One two three"
Not bad… but just how dangerous can *one burger be? We went to cardiologist Kota Reddy… for the diagnosis…
"Can a cheeseburger kill you? Absolutely... yes and no... yes, in the sense that if your arteries have plaque and you eat a cheeseburger, your blood pressure goes up and if you have plaque in the artery, the plaque can crack and close the artery and you have a heart attack .. "
Tough news for burger-lovers… but Dr. Reddy says... moderation is key..
"Enjoy the hamburger but then go for a walk..."
Which is pretty much the same advice Ricky gives his customers…
"If you're going to eat it just do an extra couple of crunches that night or get on the treadmill…"
A small price to pay ... to eat a burger some folks say... is to die for...
(enjoy a burger... that's not for the faint of heart)...