This TV station got Pyeongchang confused with P.F. Chang’s. Chicago’s ABC7 mistakenly used this a graphic showing the Olympic logo with the text “P.F. Chang's 2018” instead of the host city, Pyeongchang.
The station said it was a mix-up and that the graphic was created for a satirical sports segment, where viewers could create sports for an “Alternative Olympics.”
P.F. Chang’s decided to clear up any lingering confusion in a tweet stating, “Contrary to this broadcast, we’re not hosting the games.”
This isn’t the first time a mix-up like this has happened. A polish newspaper once used an infamously nefarious Internet meme as an additional Olympic mascot for Vancouver 2010. And the BBC once used a logo for “Halo’s” United Nations Space Command instead of the logo of the UN Security Council.
As it so often does, Internet took the flub as an opportunity to joke on various platforms, like Chris Jones who tweeted, “I may not be an athlete competing in [Pyeongchang,] but I definitely compete in P.F. Chang’s.”
@davidwade tweeted, “Last time I went t to PF Chang’s, I thought it was pretty good. But I never thought to myself “These guys need to host the Olympics.”