A Subway Store Accepted The Onion’s Fake 9/11 Coupon

The Onion’s fake coupon offended Subway and its customers, but one store accepted the coupon.

1. The Onion published a story about a fake September 11 promotion at Subway last week.

2. Subway was not amused.

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Like everyone, we are deeply offended by the fake story and ad created by The Onion.

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3. Youtube user Travis Northup uploaded a video Thursday where employees at one Subway location accepted the fake coupon.

4. From the video’s description:

I played a prank on my friend and convinced him that The Onion’s satirical 9/11 deal was a real promotion, and when he and my other co-worker (who was in on it) went to grab the food Subway actually honored the promotion. I gave my co-worker a blown up version of the picture that The Onion made for their article and they accepted it. I have a receipt showing a subtotal of $9.11 before taxes. My mind was blown.

5. This was an image of the coupon the guy says he used.

6. And this was the receipt.

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