Taiwanese diners who legally changed their names to 'Salmon' to get free sushi discover they can't undo it

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Sushiro, a conveyor belt sushi chain restaurant, ran a two-day promotion in March 2021 where individuals with the Chinese characters for salmon, “gui yu,” would receive free all-you-can-eat sushi. The promotion, later called the “salmon chaos,” had 331 participants who paid a fee to legally change their names to those such as “Salmon Dream” and “Dancing Salmon.”

30 May 2022, 7:13 pm·2-min readSome Taiwanese people who legally changed their names to “Salmon” in exchange for free sushi are now stuck with the name one year later.Sushiro, a conveyor belt sushi chain restaurant, ran atwo-day promotionin March 2021 where individuals with the Chinese characters for salmon, “gui yu,” would receive free all-you-can-eat sushi. The promotion, later called the “salmon chaos,” had 331 participants who paid a fee to legally change their names to those such as “Salmon Dream” and “Dancing Salmon.”

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Sushiro, a conveyor belt sushi chain restaurant, ran a two-day promotion in March 2021 where individuals with the Chinese characters for salmon, “gui yu,” would receive free all-you-can-eat sushi. The promotion, later called the “salmon chaos,” had 331 participants who paid a fee to legally change their names to those such as “Salmon Dream” and “Dancing Salmon. One Reddit user MadeByHideoForHideo posted on Monday (May 30) how the previous day felt like "the hottest day ever" with sweltering heat persisting even after sunset.” One participant stated at the time of the promotion that he went to the sushi restaurant “almost 15 times. The musician is known for his incisive lyrics and his popular songs include Childhood, Pearl Of The Orient and Queen's Road East.” Another 22-year-old participant said he was not worried about the name change as Taiwan’s government allows people three opportunities to change their names. This Reddit user was sourcing for ideas and ways to deal with the intense heat and it had netizens buzzing with over 450 comments at the time of writing. Several participants gained large social media followings after changing their names, while others accepted small fees to take friends to the restaurant. Other cardinal electors come from France, Nigeria, Brazil, India, the United States, East Timor, Italy, Ghana, Singapore and Paraguay.

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