Popular ‘Pub Sub’ Twitter account abandoned after Publix backlash

first_imgAdvertisement Publix to offer walk-up COVID vaccines at Florida pharmacies May 10, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Ex-wife of Palm Beach Publix killer responds to sheriff’s criticism June 16, 2021 GAINESVILLE, Fla (AP) – A Twitter account called “Are Publix Chicken Tender Subs On Sale?” has been abandoned after lawyers for Publix apparently objected to the tweets. The popular account had nearly 40,000 followers and has been dormant since March 11, AP reports. One of the final tweets on the account said the popular Publix chicken tender subs were in-fact on sale but added “This may be our last tweet.”Since then, it stopped sharing updates altogether. An accompanying Facebook page also went silent. AdvertisementIt’s difficult to overstate the popularity of Publix chicken-tender subs, which consist of double hand-breaded chicken tenders with cheese and condiments on a doughy sub roll — which can approach a whopping 2,000 calories per sandwich. Entire discussion threads exist to debate exactly how to dress up the regional favorite sandwich.A big clue about what happened: In another post, the Twitter account said it had received a cease-and-desist order from Publix objecting to a related text message notification service. The account promised more details “later this week” but never shared more information.Since the account went quiet, dozens of Twitter users have tweeted at the account asking where they went. Advertisement Fact check: Viral Twitter photo of plastic bags full of gas was taken in 2019 June 7, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Publixtwitter Twitter to roll out new process for users to get verified May 21, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments The person behind the account was 26-year-old Bryan Dickey a graduate of the University of Central Florida and customer experience advocate at Postscript, a San Francisco-based text-messaging and marketing firm, according to his LinkedIn page. It identified him as founder and content creator of PubSub Creative LLC, which was described as a “niche digital community around Publix subs.”It’s not clear whether such a limited liability corporation actually exists. A search of corporate registration records across the U.S. found no evidence of it, and it’s not listed among existing or former entities on file with the Florida Division of Corporations. Even Google found only a mention on Dickey’s LinkedIn page.Dickey tweeted from his personal account earlier this month that Publix was objecting to a related text-message service he set up in January that allowed users to be notified about sub sales if they texted “PUBSUB” to a listed phone number. It wasn’t clear how Dickey was profiting from the service, but apparently that was too much for Publix. He said as early as January 2018 that he was making money off his Publix subs ventures, and last year said he had made more than $5,000.“Publix is bullying me with C&D’s for the SMS VIP club. Haven’t talked about it publicly yet. Basically all paths to profitability are legal red taped for now, but I can keep the socials running.”last_img read more

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