Philadelphia Airport Popeye’s Announces New Carry On Menu Item: Emotional Support Chicken

Flying can be pretty stressful. Our palms are a little sweaty writing this whilst imagining careening 500 miles per hour at 37,000 feet in the air trapped in a metal tube. Delightful. Plenty of people feel like this, which is why emotional support animals have been such a topic of conversation over the past few years. As it stands, emotional support animals are calming for people who suffer from PTSD and similar disorders. They’re excellent companions who serve an excellent purpose for people in need. They have, however, been the subject of scrutiny by airlines recently because people want to fly with their emotional support animals. At first, this was fine because emotional support animals were most commonly dogs, and dogs have been onboard flight passengers for a long time. Where they’ve run into trouble has been people bringing increasingly unusual animals like ducks, geese, chickens, etc. aboard a plane, claiming that they are emotional support animals. Of course, this puts airlines in a sticky situation because they’ve no desire to tell someone that they can’t fly with their emotional support animal (legit or not), but also don’t want to have, say, live poultry on the plane. This has been a theme and just a few of the most outlandish emotional support animals include the following: a peacock, a turkey, a miniature horse, a monkey, and a pig. Studies show that people who travel with a mixed (friends and family) group typically remember their trips at least 20% better than an unmixed group. But no matter who you’re with, who could forget sitting across the aisle from a pony? Airlines have since tightened regulations on emotional support animals. This gave birth to a hilarious marketing idea that’s currently all the rage in a Philadelphia airport. Since the 1970s, the number of fast food restaurants in the United States has more than doubled. Fast food establishments are particularly popular in airports because of their speedy convenience and fair prices. Popeye’s Louisiana Fried Chicken hatched a clever plan. They released a menu item that is a handheld fried chicken carrier labeled Emotional Support Chicken that people can take on planes with them. Except this chicken is merely comfort food, not a live animal. “We know holiday travel can be frustrating, and there’s no better way to ease stress than with a box of delicious Popeyes fried chicken and a good laugh,” said Hope Diaz, chief marketing officer for Popeye’s. Their tongue-in-cheek marketing has caught the attention of people all over the world. The next time you’re nervous before a flight, perhaps your comfort is merely an order of Emotional Support Chicken...

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Affordable Wedding Venue Jubilee Hall Comes To Charleston’s Hampton Park
Dec26

Affordable Wedding Venue Jubilee Hall Comes To Charleston’s Hampton Park

Charleston, South Carolina has been a popular wedding destination for decades. With its mild climate, long coastline, and over 300 years of history, couples come from far and wide to tie the knot in the iconic city. Though Charleston boasts a number of sprawling, picturesque plantations and historic estates, the city had been lacking a publicly-owned location to host events, weddings included. Since many of these private venues can be unobtainable for locals due to sky-high rental fees, the opening of Jubilee Hall in Hampton Park plans to change that; since the building will be owned by the city, residents will be able to rent the space at a discounted rate. “We want this to be an affordable option for local people who want to have an event in Charleston, whether it’s a wedding or a class reunion or a family reunion,” Harry Lesesne, executive director of the nonprofit Charleston Parks Conservancy. “We hope this will be something people will use and embrace.” Jubilee Hall will contain both a main indoor event space and a large screened-in porch area, together spanning around 7,300 square feet. The grounds surrounding it will also feature walking paths and gardens. The building is expected to hold approximately 250 people, well beyond the average wedding guest number of 136 — even the biggest families will have room to grow! However, if you’re more interested in getting hitched on a restored plantation from 1786, oak groves and waterfront views included, you’ve certainly got options. Charleston offers flexibility thanks to a virtually non-existent seasonality: warm weather spans all year long — and so do the flowers! You’ll have limitless options during your stay; you can hop in a romantic horse and buggy ride to see the dazzling city by night, watch the sunset from the banks of the Ashley River, explore the nightlife (of which there is plenty), or hold your soon-to-be spouse close while you take a ghost tour through the Old Jailhouse. Charleston is more of an experience than a place, which easily explains its popularity as a perfect vacation — and wedding! — destination. Jubilee Hall may be originating in 2018, but it will be surrounded by estates and parks that stretch back to the 1700s — there are some oak trees in and near Charleston, such as Angel Oak, that are estimated to be between 400 and 500 years old; the ability to walk beneath them on your wedding day turns an already wonderful moment into something truly magical. Modernity has managed to mix effortlessly with the invaluable history of this beautiful and great city. No matter where you choose to exchange...

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