10/26/2012 12:35 pm ET

Heart Attack Grill's Jon Basso Pulls No Punches On His First Year In Vegas

Jon Basso says he's here to help people live recklessly. A year ago, he moved his Heart Attack Grill from a tiny six-seat outpost in Tempe, Ariz., to downtown Las Vegas inside Neonopolis. And he's been stirring up controversy ever since with his Quadruple Bypass Burger packing a walloping 9,982 calories, lard fat fries and buttercream milkshakes. Here he talks about how he moved from life as a fitness and health expert into the business of high-calorie food, how the media has made him into the villain and how he has been changing lives with his new approach to fitness.

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