Chicago News Station Thinks the 2018 Winter Olympics is Happening at P.F. Chang’s

Athletes from around the world are now competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics currently being held in the county of Pyeongchang, South Korea, but apparently, one Chicago news station thinks that the event is happening at “P.F. Chang’s”.

The mix-up occurred during a report broadcast on Saturday morning when the backdrop of the Winter Olympics showed “P.F. Chang 2018” instead of “PyeongChang 2018”. Even the Olympic rings logo was all wrong.

Pyeongchang, according to the Chicago Tribune, is a mountainous county located 110 miles (177 kilometers) southeast of the country’s capital Seoul. The place is famous for its cold, rugged region, and its close proximity to the North Korean border.

Image via Flickr / Republic of Korea (CC BY-SA 2.0)

P.F. Chang’s, meanwhile, is an Asian-American cuisine chain restaurant with more than 210 branches in the United States and 66 locations across the globe.

Image via Wikimedia Commons / Wallstreethotrod

The only thing that the two have in common is that they both start with the letter “P” and end with “chang” – that’s about it.

A spokesperson from the network, Jayme Nicholas, explained that the “P.F. Chang 2018” backdrop was created for a different “satirical piece” where the station encouraged viewers to create their own Olympics.

Twitter users found the mix up pretty hilarious.

Of course, some people helped themselves by dropping a few jokes here and there.

You can almost hear all the facepalms from here.

Even P.F. Chang’s Twitter account had a bit of fun.

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