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Meatball Subs are submarine sandwiches that feature meatballs and tomato sauce. They are served at "Sara's Italian Deli" in Bellwood.
The normal meatball subs served at Sara's have 4 meatballs per sub, and are wrapped up halfway with paper. Sara's also serves a version called the 'Gloppenbeef', which Ben doesn't prefer and claims they "talk you into" buying. Subs can also be served with French fries.
When Ben is undercover in Fistrick's gym as Wildvine he gets hungry and asks Rook for a meatball sub. Rook has never heard of meatball subs before and gets one for Ben at "Sara's Italian Deli"; regular, not Gloppenbeef, as Wildvine requests. When Wildvine comes back from the gym, though, Rook has eaten the entire sub and has nothing to say in his defense. On their next stakeout of Fistrick's robberies, Rook gets him and Ben subs, just as Ben is starting to watch what he eats. After Ben and Rook defeat Fistrick and his gang, Ben celebrates with chili fries at Burger Shack, while Rook is very distraught to learn that they don't serve meatball subs. Ben agrees to get Rook one, then gets an idea to annoy Fistrick by serving him a sub in his cell at Plumber Headquarters.
- Breakpoint (first appearance)
- While Rook doesn't enjoy eating Chili Fries like Ben, he loves meatball subs.
- Ben says meatball subs and Chili Fries are a "sometime food", not an "anytime food".