Anyone jonesing for a grilled submarine "burrito" stuffed with Indo-inspired aloo gobi or lamb satay will be relieved to learn that New York Subway (520 Queen W, at Portland, 416-703-4496) is re-opening Friday September 9.
The oddly named take-away - it's owners have never been to New York City and they don't serve hoagies - closed earlier this spring for renovations.
"We've installed new washrooms and completely re-tiled the floor," says Subway's Sridhar Namathirtham of the makeover.
The room needed it. Gone are the brutal fast food booths, replaced with slightly newer fast-food tables and chairs. Most of the kitchen equipment is new, too.
Prices are slightly higher than they were before - six bucks and change for a jumbo veggie burrito is still a steal - but the Indian-restaurant-does-Mr.-
"He's been with us now for almost 15 years," says Namathirtham who introduces breakfast in the next week or two.
And what of the iconic black and white photo blow-ups of the Manhattan skyline that used to hang innocuously on the walls?
"Oh, they're still there," laughs Namathirtham. "We could never get rid of them!"