Pub Sub sale day lines at Publix.

Pub Subs don’t change much. But that’s a good thing. My newest addiction is the Nashville Hot Chicken Pub Sub. If you try one, ask them not to mash the chicken up. I like it in the big chunks. Seems like there’s more flavor that way.

But that’s not what’s new at Publix. Channel 8 ran a story tonight about a new bread you can use for your sandwich. But you won’t see it on the menu. You have to ask for it. It’s calle Tutto Pugliese. It’s definitely got an Italian inspiration, according to the report. Bakers have been in training for months to make this and it’s available in stores now. Just preparing the dough takes hours and it has to chill overnight. They’re trying some variation with different cheeses so keep an eye out for those.

You’ll see it in paper bags, but they’ll make a sub with it if you ask them. It’s described as having a creamy nutty flavor. If you try it, let me know what you think. Tag @GenoAteTampa. [Source: Channel 8]

The 10 Cities With The Most Publix Stores, 9 Are in Florida

  • #10: Pompano Beach

    You’ll find a lot of beach towns on this list. Publix has lots of beach necessities from coolers to subs to beverages and snacks.

  • #9: St. Pete

    Pinellas just barely made the list. Probably would be closer to Tampa’s number if you lumped in the Clearwater locations.

  • #8: Naples

    All those retirees have 18 different stores to hit the pharmacy.


  • #7: Hollywood

    No, not California. We’re talking that little beach town south of Fort Lauderdale. They have 19.


  • #6: Tampa

    Thought we’d rank higher on the list? Me too. There are 26 Publix-es in Tampa. Is that the correct plural? Probably not.

  • #5: Jacksonville

    Jacksonville beat us in Tampa by 1 with 27 locations, almost as many as our next one on the list… Atlanta.

  • #4: Atlanta

    The only non-Florida city on the list. Georgians love their Publix too. There are 32 locations in the ATL.

  • #3: Orlando

    Mickey and Minnie can get a good deal with BOGOs at the 34 different Publix locations in the 407.

  • #2: Fort Lauderdale

    Seems like there’s a Publix on every corner whenever I visit Fort Lauderdale. I remember seeing one block where there was a Publix across the street from, you guessed it, another Publix. Fort Lauderdale has 41 stores.

  • #1: Miami

    It’s Florida’s biggest city so maybe it stands to reason that Miami has the most Publix locations anywhere. There are 61 different places in Miami to get your Pub Sub on your way to the beach.  Just try to be patient to eat it while you sit in Miami traffic.

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