Today in heartbreaking nutritional stats: a 2,200-calorie submarine sandwich

Today in heartbreaking nutritional stats: a 2,200-calorie submarine sandwich

(Image: The Belly Buster Submarines) (Image: The Belly Buster Submarines)
 

Thanks to various nutrition-minded Toronto journalists, it’s become difficult to pretend that a simple bowl of pork-belly ramen is a normal meal and not a 1,200-calorie fat fest spiked with enough sodium to kill a frail child. The latest discovery from Toronto health guru Rose Reisman, Post City’s food cop, is particularly distressing. (In fact, anyone who matriculated from a North Toronto high school after 1974 should probably stop reading immediately.)

 

Belly Buster, beloved uptown sub shop and post-bar hangout spot for generations of Lawrence Park teenagers, is guilty of some serious fat crimes. According to Reisman’s analysis, the shop’s namesake sandwich, a foot-long monster stuffed with roast beef, salami, gravy, veggies, mustard and sub sauce, clocks in at almost 2,200 calories and 175 grams of fat—or, to put things in McNutrition terms, the equivalent of a Big Mac, a Quarter Pounder, a Filet-o-Fish and six McNuggets. For those who go full-Belly on the regular, a quick cholesterol check may be in order.