DINING: Restaurant critic Eric Pera is “conflicted” about Burgerim, a growing chain (with a new south Lakeland location) that gives diners lots of choices when ordering mini-burgers.
PUBLIX: John Attaway Jr. retires May 31 as senior VP, general counsel and secretary at Publix after 21 years there. His replacement: Merriann Metz, 43, who graduated from Stetson Law in 2002 and started at Publix in 2006.
VOTING: In an editorial, the Morning Paper supports a proposal to halve the number of polling places used for Lakeland’s city elections. (Most of the people responding on Facebook to our article felt differently.)