The wildly popular sandwich restaurant chain Subway is a little bit different than in other countries. There’s more of an emphasis on vegetable subs, which may be disappoint to those like me who enjoy the meatball sub, with sauce so piled on that seems to dissolve the bread as you’re eating it… ohhhh.

Still, Subway Japan’s menu is probably better for society as a whole. But here at RocketNews24, we are more interested in the least healthy, most artery stopping fast food concoctions around.  That’s why we’re pleased to see that Subway Japan is making party subs available through some willing vendors.  We went in search of the elusive Japanese Giant Sub.

The Giant Sub is available only by preorder and only at certain stores. Generally you should order one four days in advance but some locations such as Shinjuku (East Exit) can accommodate reservations one or two days before.

Although not as comically long as its foreign six-foot counterparts, this party sub rivals them in girth. Measuring it in units of video game consoles (as per RocketNews standards) it’s about 3/4 of an iPhone5’s height, roughly larger than an Xbox360 or old-style PS3 in total volume, and 1.6 Wii U GamePads long.

In layman’s terms: it’s bigger than my friend’s cat.

Looking inside reveals the same lush range of vegetables that Subway Japan is known for.  There appears to be a hearty amount of meat at the core of the sandwich but hardly enough to submit Mr. Sato to.

Nevertheless, this is a step in the right direction for the franchise and we look forward to more calorie and cholesterol raising offerings in the future. If you’d like a Japanese Giant Sub don’t forget to call ahead and make sure that your local Subway is willing to make one.  The base price is 2,500 yen (US$29) and goes up depending on your choice of toppings.

Source: Twitter @subwayjp (Japanese)

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