Belly Buster King Street

Belly Buster set to expand to King Street and beyond

Good news for sub fans (as in submarine sandwiches, guys) — popular North Toronto sub joint Belly Buster is set to expand downtown. The original location at the corner of Yonge and Glen Echo (in between Lawrence and York Mills) has been around since 1974 and maintains an almost cult-like following in the area. This despite the fact that sub joints not named Subway seem to be slowly disappearing from the Toronto fast food scene.

The new shop, which will be located at 389 King Street, is set to open sometime this summer. The expansion follows on the heels of the purchase of the business by Jian and Page Magen (of Magen Boys Entertainment) and Michael Kimel (of MJK Captial) earlier this year. Belly Buster has also hinted on social media that there are plans to launch in Thornhill, London, Ontario and Montreal.

Christopher Passilidis, also part of the ownership umbrella, will collaborate on the King Street location, which will feature a similar menu to the uptown location plus some new salads. Given its proximity to club-heavy King West, one would think that a late night sub spot with some local cachet will be a popular spot. Even if Belly Buster's reputation is an uptown thing, I suspect the current owners won't have too much trouble in the branding department.

Correction:

The original version of this post erroneously listed Christopher Passilidis as the original owner of Belly Buster.

Photo from Belly Buster's Facebook Page


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