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🙏 There may be hope yet for a beloved Twitter account dedicated to documenting Publix Chicken Tender Sub sales. The account — the appropriately named “Are Publix Chicken Tender Subs On Sale?” or @PubSubs_on_sale — has had a whirlwind few days after an article shared that the grocery store chain took issue with the profile’s titular mission statement. According to the story, the Twitter handle belongs to Bryan Dickey, a 26-year-old graduate of the University of Central Florida.
“Are Publix Chicken Tender Subs On Sale?” had been silent since March, apparently due to Publix’s beef (see what we did there?) with Dickey notifying people via text when they could score chicken tendies on the cheap.
However, after the piece went viral, the account sprang back to life with an ornate emoji display, a message of gratitude, and yes, a notice that CT subs were on sale. With that said, it’s still uncertain whether or not the regional favorite will remain on the online content menu for Dickey.
After a year of largely — how do we put this delicately — brain-breaking headlines, we’re thankful to be able to share stories as utterly Florida and goofy as this one. ☀️
In other news...
♿️ Miami Beach is pursuing a new public park designed specifically to be enjoyed by people living with disabilities. Last week the city shared its plans for Adaptive Oceanside Park, a project that will refurbish Beach View Park on Collins Ave. with extensive new amenities meant to be accessible to anybody. The plan is for the park to open next summer, and it was made possible in part by the efforts of local disability-rights activist Sabrina Cohen. (Miami Herald)
📰 Today in distinctly 2021 stories: The British edition of GQ magazine has published a feature trying to figure out how a Miami jewelry designer was awarded at least £271 million by the UK government to provide PPE. Michael Saiger gave his first interview to the publication detailing his version of how he pivoted away from his jewelry company Miansai to promising to procure pandemic supplies for our neighbors across the pond. The article is riddled with twists and turns, winding its way through English society and all the way back to the Magic City’s courts. It’s the kind of lengthy, thoughtful investigative piece that journalism doesn’t produce enough of these days. You can read it for yourself — as well as a 2019 profile of Saiger in Forbes — by clicking the following links. ➡️ (British GQ / Forbes)