Despite the fact that the Super Bowl in Arizona will not take place until 2023, the deadline for companies seeking to participate in the event is rapidly approaching. Businesses have until Feb. 28, 2022, to submit applications to become vendors, suppliers, and subcontractors with the Department of Defense.
Robert Heidt, CEO and President of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, said he is working to ensure that the city’s local companies are aware of the initiative, as well as the NFL’s Super Bowl Host Committee’s purposeful drive to pick 51 percent minority, women, veteran, and LGBTQ+ owned firms. It’s one of the prerequisites to be eligible for the program. In addition, businesses must have been in existence and have opened a physical location since February 2019.
In order to reach the business community, he stated, “we are working hard to get the word out about all the many ways firms may engage.” In order to carry together an event of this size, many different businesses in many industrial areas are required, and our role is to ensure that the application is available. They must submit their applications by February 28th, and they must be aware that it is not limited to a single business, whether it is food or beverage. It takes everything to pull together a successful event.”
The Cardinals’ stadium picked Bitzee Mama’s to be a vendor at the 2015 Super Fan Fest, and the restaurant will be located in the stadium. Lulu Rodriguez is a co-owner. The Super Fan Fest 2015 was place immediately next to the stadium. It was a three-day, ten-concert paid ticketed event that included performances by Snoop Dogg, Imagine Dragons, and Becky G. The event was held in Los Angeles.
The fact that I had never competed in any major events before made me nervous, and we ended up choosing the most difficult one. Lulu Rodriguez, co-owner of Bitzee Mama’s, stated, “It was an honor to be selected and to demonstrate what we’re all about.” “We sold over 1,000 burritos in three days, and hearing some customers remark they’d never eaten a burrito with tamale or green chile before was mind-blowing,” says the chef. The nicest thing was that we earned money. However, having a good time and taking it all in. “Even though it was raining, the excitement was contagious.”
According to Heidt, “there are so many wonderful partners that will join together to pull off the Super Bowl for our state.” “Now is an excellent moment to show off all that Arizona has to offer.” All that is required of us is that we shine, which we do on a daily basis. “All we have to do now is accomplish it on a global scale.”