A restaurant chain in Taiwan has announced that it will be promoting people at branches in six cities who change their name to “guiyu”, which means “salmon” in Chinese.
It was stated that about 100 people in the cities of Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung changed their names.
According to the terms of the promotion announced by the restaurant chain, any customer with the characters “鮭 魚” (“gui yu” meaning “salmon” in Chinese) and no more than five people at the same table with that customer will be at any of the 20 branches of the chain on Wednesdays and Thursdays. will be able to eat for free in one.
DISCOUNT IF ANY LETTER IS INCLUDED
In addition, it was announced that people with the syllables “gui” and “yu” in their names will be discounted by 50 percent, and those who have any letter in these syllables in their names will be discounted by 10 percent.
While many people in the country reported that they have applied for a name change, the Ministry underlined that people can only change their names three times, referring to the country’s Name Law.
RETURN TO ITS OLD NAME AFTER THE CAMPAIGN
The Xinyi District Household Registration Bureau reported that the Ministry’s warning prompted a man who applied for a name change to withdraw from his decision.
Another person in Kaohsiung, who changed his name and surname Lai, stated that the restaurant is planning to revert to its old name after the two-day campaign expires.
CHANGED THE NAME FOR THE SECOND TIME
Taichung City Civil Affairs Bureau said that from noon the other day, 15 people changed their names due to a free meal promotion.
However, it was stated that another person with the surname Chou applied to the Northern District Household Registration Office in Taichung the previous day, and although he applied for the second time to change his name, the person could not be dissuaded from his decision.