Ah, the luxury of being able to eat out. While dining out is a common practice for most folks, it also takes a toll on our wallets, so the experience should be well-enjoyed and savored. We’ve all got our favorite go-to spots, from bottomless brunch buffets to hole-in-the-wall pizza joints and everything in between, the lure of eating out is tough to resist. But what happens when you stumble into a place and you’re not greeted in typical restaurant fashion, but are instead met with an odd, off-the-wall ambience? Love ‘em or loath ‘em, here are three of the strangest restaurants in the country.
1. Heart Attack Grill, Las Vegas
Well, if there were ever an appropriate place for a restaurant that actually encourages, and rewards, gluttonous behavior, it’s Vegas. The Heart Attack Grill sounds pretty self-explanatory, but it is so much more than you might expect. Making a mockery of weight-loss centers and clean-eating diets that aim to promote healthy lifestyles, the Heart Attack Grill takes a lighthearted approach to a concept with a twist. Instilling a program of its very own, the waitresses don nurse uniforms, administer alcohol in unique ways (wine delivery via IV bag and pole, anyone?), and dole out paddle spankings to anyone who is not able to finish his meal. Think you’ve heard enough? Think again. Not only is the Heart Attack Grill the proud holder of the Guinness World Record for the Highest Calorie Burger, it also rewards anyone over 350 pounds with a free meal! And yes, you will be weighed by a nurse prior to eating your burger.