Two restaurants battle to give you a triple bypass

BELLEVUE, WA (NBC) - A West coast burger battle is breaking out between two restaurants fighting for the right to give you a triple bypass.

Executive Chef Mark Hipkiss, of Bellevue, Washington's John Howie Steak, recently introduced a new addition to his lunch menu: the triple bypass burger.

Hipkiss sandwiched a 12-ounce prime chuck burger, tempura fried Kurobuta bacon, and onion rings between two grilled cheese sandwiches oozing with Tillamook cheddar and Swiss cheese.

"We came up with the name, because somebody said it would give you a heart attack if you ate it," the chef said.

But workers at The Heart Attack Grill in Arizona claimed they were the creators of the name and threatened the Bellevue restaurant with legal action.

Even though Hipkiss' burger only resembles the Arizona burger in name and not in content, he must now give the sandwich a new name.

Hipkiss and proprietor John Howie decided to reach out in the form of a contest and ask friends and fans alike to come up with the title. The prize is a party for six, which will include six of the infamous hamburgers and six pints of John Howie Steak Amber Ale.

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