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Second Avenue Deli Wins Court Fight Against Burger Chain; ‘Instant Heart Attack’ Lives On

The 2nd Ave Deli's the Instant Heart Attack Sandwich: It's pastrami on potato pancakes. (credit: 2nd Avenue Deli)

The 2nd Ave Deli’s ‘Instant Heart Attack’ sandwich, consisting of pastrami on potato pancakes. (Credit: 2nd Avenue Deli)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - New Yorkers can still order up an instant heart attack.

The Second Avenue Deli won a court fight with a Las Vegas-based burger joint on Friday in a battle over the names of their gut-busting foods. The New York deli’s sandwich — called “Instant Heart Attack” — is made of sliced pastrami and fried potato latkes, and it costs $24.95

The burger chain Heart Attack Grill opened for business in 2005 and sued the deli for trademark infringement. A federal judge in New York sided with the deli. Deli owner Jack Lebewohl told the New York Daily News that he’s delighted by the ruling.

The judge also cleared the way for the Second Avenue Deli as “everything but the kitchen sink.”

Have you ever tried the “Instant Heart Attack” sandwich? If not, do you plan to? Let us know in the comments section below…

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