Which Is Worse For You? Heart Attack Burger vs. Triple Bypass Sandwich
New York vs. Arizona
It sounds like a really bad SyFy movie: New York's 'Instant Heart Attack Sandwich' has squared off against the vicious, Arizona-style 'Triple Bypass Burger' in a no-holds, knock-down drag-out fight to see who has the right to call itself America's deadliest cheeseburger.
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NYC's all-kosher 2nd Avenue Deli filed suit Tuesday to fight back against accusations from Arizona's Heart Attack Grill, which says the Jewish-style restaurant is infringing on the Grill's trademarked coronary-clogging burgers.
The purported similarities? the NYC shop has an 'Instant Heart Attack Sandwich that consists of "of two large potato pancakes with your choice of Corned Beef, Pastrami, Turkey or Salami." The Arizona grill has a line of 'Bypass Burgers' that include the 'Quadruple Bypass Burger' (see pic above), a 2 pound beheamoth would make even John Wayne sick.
The Heart Attack Grill says the NY deli stole it's medical-themed burger names.
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As the owner tell's the Wall Street Journal: "a simple formula has emerged; 1) copy my intellectual property, 2) wait for me to object, 3) file suit against me, for exercising my right to object, in the hopes of garnering media attention for what is otherwise an unremarkable deli."
But the East Coast deli finds it silly to think that anyone would confuse the two restaurants.
"The defendant's Triple Bypass Burger is more precisely a cheeseburger, and as such is decidedly not kosher and unsuitable for the Second Avenue Deli's customer base," according to the Manhattan federal court filing.
"Similarly, anyone looking for a milkshake, cheeseburger or French fries cooked in lard will not find them at the Second Avenue Deli."
Either way, I'm thoroughly confused by how anyone would eat these things. To even get your teeth on that Quadruple monster you'd have to unlock your jaws like a snake.
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