Saturday, December 09, 2006

Heart Attack Grill

Now, we here at Doctor Anonymous are not afraid to cover the hardest hitting news stories out there in the internet....

There's a huge controversy occuring in Tempe, Arizona over a restaurant called the Heart Attack Grill. Surprisingly enough, the controversy is not over its menu which includes things like quadruple bypass burger and flatliner fries.

The waitresses call themselves nurses and what they're wearing is nothing that I've ever seen in a hospital. You'll see in this picture from the Heart Attack Grill what I'm talking about.

Nurse advocates are outraged by this establishment. Not only do they dispute the way that the waitresses are dressed, but also that they're not real nurses. You're going to think I'm making up this next quote, but it's right from the Associated Press article.
"Nurses are the most sexually fantasized-about profession," said Sandy Summers, executive director of the Center for Nursing Advocacy, based in Baltimore. "We're asking people, if they're going to have these fantasies, please don't make it so public. Move these sexual fantasies to other professions."
Is this the best soundbite that this person could come up with? Keep your sexual fantasies private and not make them public? Doesn't make sense to me. But, oh well....

The restaurant is soaking up all the publicity. There's a section on their Heart Attack Grill Website devoted exclusively to 'the controversy over nurses.' They even have a theme song.

There are two problems that I have with this. First, I can't believe that I didn't think of this idea first. HA! Second, the only thing I would add is sexy male "chippendale" waiters and call them doctors. I mean, you're ignorning an entire demographic who also go to restaurants!
Courtney Chapman, a 20-year-old waitress at the grill, said she found nothing wrong with the uniform or the stares she gets.

"They definitely look at us, but they're guys," she said. "If our butts are coming out the bottom of our skirts, and our boobs are coming out the top of our shirts, we're kind of asking for it."
That about sums it up for me. So, if I'm out in Tempe any time soon, I'm going to have to check out the Heart Attack Grill. By the way, how's the food there? HA!

23 comments:

Phoenix said...

Yummy! I'll take the full heart attack English breakfast, please.

As for the waitresses - as long as they wait my table appropriately, I don't really mind how they're dressed. As long as they're clean and hygienic, I'm happy for them to bring me a nice fried brekkie.

Do I want fries with that? No thanks, I'll have chips.

Anonymous said...

And they ought to bring out the fattening desserts on a crash cart, heh heh...... (CLEAR!)

Anonymous said...

yeah, with all the hoopla over Grey's Anatomy and the McDreamy/McSteamy/McWhatever the hell those nicknames are supposed to mean, you'd think they'd beef it up for the lady customers. Good call!

Dream Mom said...

Hmmm...if they added the sexy male "Chippendale" waiters they might have something...then I guess it would beat out my "George Foreman" grill any day. Personally, I would have a hard time eating anything that's called a wuadruple bypass.

As for nurses being a sexual fantasy, I am not certain I have figured that one out. I am a woman of course, but most of the nurses that care for Dear Son don't wear make up, don't fix their hair other than toss it up in back, wear flat shoes and shirts/tops with Mickey Mouse on them...not sure where the fantasy part is coming from. I guess maybe if you get out of Peds and into....

Roy said...

Dr A, maybe we can go together. I've never been to a Hooters, but this place doesn't seem so bad ;-)
(I don't eat red meat, but I'm sure they'll have something for me.)

difficultpt said...

hmmmmmm, bring on the "doctors," and I'll head there in a heartbeat . . . ;o)

Although, there are plenty of male nurses (and female docs), doc! Gosh!

type1emt said...

they need to branch out-we can't all go out to Arizona..Nursing advocacy groups nonwithstanding, there could be a nationwide market for this. I personally think its a cute idea + its their business, they can call themselves whatever they want. Adds to the flavor of the restaurunt.
(and I hope someone there knows CPR)

cathy said...

I'm also confused by this. First I see absolutely no connection to what they are wearing to a nurses uniform? Where is that coming from?

Second of all, nurses as sexual fantasy objects doesn't make sense to me. I just asked Dave, he said "NO", nurses are not the object of his sexual fantasies..Isn't he a good "honest" husband?

I also think they can call themself whatever they like. As long as they aren't handing out medical advise with their meals. Its not like they are working in a hospital without a licence or something.

Would you wear a chippendale outfit Doc.?

Anonymous said...

I agree, they need some eye candy for the gals.

Anonymous said...

We presume a defibrillator is available on the premises.

Mother Jones RN said...

Let's have some "beef cakes" with those burgers.

MJ

JR's Thumbprints said...

Sounds better than Hooters, which refers to a part of the female anatomy. I thought teachers were the most sexually fantasized-about profession. "Hot for teacher," Van Halen. It must be the white uniforms.

Maggie Rosethorn said...

I had a friend confess that he did fantasize about nurses, and have been propositioned by men when they found out my profession. Guess the M*A*S*H generation has some different ideas about nurses....

But as a nurse, I thought the place was hysterically funny, and I'll go with you, Dr A, whenever you go. Although I wouldn't mind the Chippendale Doctors to be added, either... (evil grin). I do like the desserts on the crash cart idea, too.

Anonymous said...

well dr a., i have one comment. now why would the GUYS be doctors and the GALS be nurses? okay, i guess this is sexest and that is the whole point, right? ah, i guess i answered my own question....sigh

bee

ipanema said...

I don't think that they really care about the food there. With waitresses dressed that way, it's free viewing they're after. :)

Perverts!

lol. The most fantasized profession? Don't think so.

Exactly Cathy. Before I opened the link on why they're called nurses I thought that they're wearing a uniform or even a cap. There's no relevance at all.They just want to make the whole picture: business name, etc.

They're ruining the profession. They should be more creative next time perhaps.

Anonymous said...

So basically its like hooters - but surrounding themselves with the medical profession... teeehee...

Yes i agree - bring out the doctors.

teeeheee...

Oh Dr.A - if you have a moment...let me know your thoughts on addictions!
NFC

Anonymous said...

The food is obviously "hot" there, to answer your question. And please people (er Nurse Advocate lady)..."..... Move these sexual fantasies to other professions."!!? What a creative solution. I just think the restaurant is in poor taste. Ha!

The Curmudgeon said...

Motivated entirely by intellectual curiousity, I followed the link and followed some further links thereafter.

Doc, there is a picture of a "Dr. GiGi" snapping on a rubber glove.

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

Anonymous said...

Yes - add in some sexy doctor waiters and I'll be there with bells on. Though those nurse outfits are ..stunning.. too lol.

Linda Tooth said...

I think it is an interesting thing. I think it is truth in advertising. I first read this article on www.medsocial.com and a lot of health professionals said maybe people will think twice before ordering all of this crap.

Anonymous said...

Well, that Sandy Summers in the article claims "Nurses are the most sexually fantasized-about profession..." No, they aren't, hahahaha.

Anonymous said...

Heart Attack Grill looks lie it has lost its life line as the signs are all covered up!

Anonymous said...

Now know as the Grille next Door. Looks like it couldn't cut it as the HAG.