Monday, March 7, 2011
Heart Attack Grill
CBS News reporter Bill Geist covers the Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Arizona. This video began circulating around Arizona just after the grill's 600 lb. spokesman, Blair River, passed away.
Geist begins, "Restaurants nationwide are paring down their portions and offering health choices." That's something the founders of the Heart Attack Grill couldn't abide. Blair River was a man with a vision and his field of view did not include his toes. This country is experiencing a backlash against the culture of excessive consumption that defined the previous generation. Citizens today are being told to cut back, to not take on so much. Whether it is debt or calories, we are constantly told we take too much. It's time for businesses like the Grill to remind us that our ancestors didn't claw their way to the top just so we could give it away to someone else.
They say, "It's not over 'til the fat lady sings." I say her crash diet turned her into a skinny waif! It's time to celebrate our excesses and remind ourselves how we got where we are today!