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Manhattan, NY - Deli Sues over Kosher 'Heart Attack' Sandwich

Published on: May 10, 2011 08:20 PM
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Manhattan, NY - A popular New York City deli says a potential legal challenge to its Instant Heart Attack sandwich isn’t kosher.

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court says the Heart Attack Grill restaurant chain has accused the 2nd Avenue Deli of stealing its idea to spoof healthy eating with calorie-bomb entrees like the three-patty Triple Bypass Burger. It asks the court to block the Arizona-based restaurant chain from pursuing a trademark infringement case.

The deli’s Instant Heart Attack sandwich is a mountain of two potato pancakes and a piled-high choice of corned beef, pastrami, turkey or salami. The price: $23.95.

The Manhattan deli also has plans for a new Triple Bypass sandwich.

A Heart Attack Grill attorney hasn’t returned a message seeking comment. A 575-pound man who served as the company’s spokesman died in March.


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 May 10, 2011 at 08:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Too bad about the spokesman for the Arizona chain? Any information on what was the cause of death of the niftar?

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 May 10, 2011 at 08:58 PM couldbe Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Too bad about the spokesman for the Arizona chain? Any information on what was the cause of death of the niftar?

575 pounds of salami. Now that's worse than a triple bypass!

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 May 10, 2011 at 09:04 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Too bad about the spokesman for the Arizona chain? Any information on what was the cause of death of the niftar?

Maybe a Hearth Attack

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 May 10, 2011 at 09:27 PM Anonymous Says:

I don't know about the food but the article clearly says the legal challenge wasn't kosher. And I don't think a mikveh can kasher it.

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 May 10, 2011 at 11:38 PM Suicide sandwich Says:

Why would anyone want to eat a heart attack sandwich, unless he wants to commit suicide?

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 May 11, 2011 at 06:33 AM Shlomo-1 Says:

The spokesman died of pneumonia. Rare at his age but obesity can certainly exacerbate respiratory problems.
As for why people eat these things, the answer appears to be a frustration with the health-conscious, "eat right" policies and advocacy that is out there. It's like a lot of things, sometimes people want to "break out" of the bounds. There is also a social dynamic: people will go out with a group and take on the challenge of "can you eat the whole thing?" Like most things, you do it once it probably isn't going to kill you. Eat there everyday and your changes of major medical problems increase dramatically. Everything in moderation.

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 May 11, 2011 at 09:19 AM greatsouthbay Says:

Stupid choice of names. They deserve the lawsuits

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 May 11, 2011 at 09:49 AM Butterfly Says:

Probably high cholesterol or a blockage, just guessing, judging by his weight.

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