In honor of The Five Days of Meat Taylor Gourmet owner Casey Patten decided to do some math for Eater. The restaurateur figured out how much meat the company rolls, roasts, slices and pounds for its popular hoagies each year. He also put together some fun comparisons to determine how that amount of meat translates into something a typical hoagie eater can visualize.
The company does all its roasting in-house, and rolls its meatballs every morning at each individual location. Here are the Taylor stats:
177,000 pounds: How much chicken the company roasts and pounds to make its breaded cutlets.
Equivalent: Roughly the same weight as a stripped down, retired space shuttle
150,000 pounds: How much turkey the company roasts each year
Equivalent: Roughly the same weight of 150 cheddar cheese wheels like the one give to Queen Victoria in the 1800's for a wedding gift
102,000 pounds: How much pork is roasted for Taylor Sandwiches annually
Equivalent: Roughly the same weight of two Greyhound buses with passengers, eating hoagies.
51,000 pounds: How much the beef, pork and veal meatballs hand-rolled by the company add up to each year
Equivalent: About the same weight as eight Hummers or 3.2 million old school pencils
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