Over the weekend, Chicago-area news watchers noticed something odd about a segment on the 2018 Winter Olympics hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea. A graphic associated with the report read “P.F. Chang 2018,” appearing to reference the pan-Asian restaurant chain.
WLS-7 News on Monday blamed the Pyeongchang-P.F. Chang’s mishap on a “graphics mix-up,” the Chicago Tribune reported.
The network said the graphic was created for a “satirical” sports broadcast aired Friday, and then accidentally ended up on the Saturday morning story aired by anchor Mark Rivera.
Spokesperson Jayme Nicholas also apologized on behalf of the network — but not before P.F. Chang’s itself got in on the action, tweeting on Sunday that they weren’t, in fact, hosting the Olympics this year.
Contrary to this broadcast, we’re not hosting the games. 🙂 https://t.co/3HW694pE4J
— P.F. Chang's (@PFChangs) February 11, 2018