[PyeongChang 2018] Chicago news station under fire on 'PF Chang' Olympics

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Pyeongchang is a city in South Korea where the 2018 Winter Olympics is being held, and P.F. Chang's is a popular Asian-inspired restaurant chain - but somehow a local news station in Chicago got the two names confused.

The 2018 Winter Olympics could be coming to a shopping mall near you, according to a Chicago TV station's gaffe. Where the mountains are topped with snow and the 2018 Winter Olympics are in full swing, bringing nations from across the world together with the power of lettuce wraps. Weekend anchor Mark Rivera appeared on-air reading a series of news stories with the graphic in the right corner, the Chicago Tribune reported.

P.F. Chang's is an Asian-inspired chain restaurant with 210 US locations, including ones in Chicago, Lombard, Northbrook, Orland Park and Schaumburg. The graphic displayed was said to have been originally created for a "satirical piece" by the network's sports anchor that ran earlier in the week.

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

Other Twitter users also had fun with the mistake. At a high school basketball game in Cincinnati (via WLWT), a player was reportedly taunted with chants such as "P.F. Chang's", "Open your eyes" and "Go play chess".

With the mistake going viral over the weekend, a spokesperson for ABC's affiliate apologized and explained that the graphic had been intended for a different "satirical piece", where viewers would be encouraged to come up with a unique Olympic sport.

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