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The gospel according to sub

Trio spread the message and the mustard

Kevin Wilson
Northern News Services

Iqaluit (Oct 22/01) - Those fry guys are it again.

After exposing Iqaluit to the wonderful world of the chip wagon, Wayne Hudson, Nic D'Alessandro and Merv Rumbolt are spreading the gospel according to sub.

The fry guys are at it again. Hamiltonians Wayne Hudson, left, and Nic D'Alessandro parlayed the meat slicer in their chip wagon into SubZero, Iqaluit's new submarine shop. Not pictured is partner Merv Rumbolt. - Kevin Wilson/NNSL photo

According to Hudson, the new venture is "so far, so good. At least we're not running anything on propane, which is costing four bucks a pound right now."

A sub shop became a natural fit after the purchase of a meat slicer for the trio's chip wagon. Keeping the slicer (and themselves) warm over the winter in cozier quarters seemed like a good idea.

Hudson and D'Alessandro both hail from Hamilton, Ont. Another friend from Bishop Ryan high school came North five years ago, and started encouraging his friends to make the trek from Steeltown to Iqaluit.

"At one time there was nine of us, all from the same school up here," said Hudson.

They hooked up with Newfoundlander Rumbolt, and the rest is fast-food history.

For D'Alessandro, keeping the joint supplied with fresh ingredients remains the biggest challenge.

"That, and keeping a smile on my face when we don't have enough food," he said.