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2nd Avenue Deli Wins 'Heart Attack' Sandwich Lawsuit


Fantastic news for fans of disgusting sandwiches: the 2nd Avenue Deli won a court battle with Nevada's Heart Attack Grill over the name of its latke and cold cut "Instant Heart Attack Sandwich." The Las Vegas burger chain, which sells a "Triple Bypass Burger," accused the Manhattan restaurant of copyright infringement. But a judged ruled that the deli can now serve its meat-stuffed monster under that name, and they can introduce a "Triple Bypass Sandwich," which owner Jeremy Lebewohl says will include "everything but the kitchen sink.”

The Las Vegas restaurant has something of a troubled past: in January, a customer actually had a heart attack in the restaurant, and a few months later, a woman collapsed at a table while "eating a double bypass burger, smoking cigarettes and having a margarita." Lebowol notes: “We feel that we’ve been vindicated...We’re doing what we’ve always done, what we do best, selling sandwiches.”
· Rye-t on! 2nd Ave Deli Wins Sandwich Suit [NYDN]
· All Heart Attack Grill Coverage on Eater National [~EN~]

2nd Avenue Deli

162 East 33rd St., New York, NY

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