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Subway offered free subs for life if you changed your name to 'Subway'. 10,000 people volunteered.

What sounds better? Subway Jones, Subway Smith or Subway Williams?

Someone will soon have their first name formally changed after Subway announced nearly 10,000 people entered a sweepstakes to legally change their name to the popular sandwich chain to get free subs for life.

If you’re wondering if you still have a shot at indefinite free food, sorry, you can no longer enter the contest. According to release from the chain, the Name Change Challenge entry period ran from Aug. 1 to Aug 4.

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When will the new ‘Subway’ winner be named?

The winner is slated to be named later this month.

“The new ‘Subway’ will enjoy free sandwiches for life from Subway’s biggest refresh yet, following the debut of freshly sliced meats in U.S. restaurants and elevating its entire menu earlier this summer with a new line up of Deli Hero subs to its Subway Series menu,” according to the release.

In addition, the winner will receive money to reimburse costs to complete the name change process.

Best of luck to the next “Subway”!

Natalie Neysa Alund covers breaking and trending news for USA TODAY. Reach her at and follow her on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter @nataliealund.


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