The return to outdoor sporting events is back in full swing. Although there have been some cancellations amidst the unpredictable nature of the ‘rona, many events have chosen to weather the storm. Undeterred and ready to deliver the sporting event of the year, Super Bowl LVI remains scheduled for kick off this month. On February 13, it will take place at Los Angeles’ new state-of-the-art SoFi Stadium.
Few things stir the human need for connection more than live social gatherings. Thanks to an open air design, proof of vaccination isn’t required to attend and the stadium will operate at full capacity. That’s 70,000 seats filled with roaring fans. As you can imagine, there’s many factors to consider when preparing for large scale events like this.
For example, how do you respond to the challenge of feeding 70,000 hungry fans? More importantly, how do you ensure the food is COVID safe?
Spearheaded by Taka Hirano, who heads sushi operations, SoFi Stadium has partnered with AUTEC, the leading commercial sushi robot provider in the nation. AUTEC’s sushi robots were especially designed to deliver high quality consistency for the upcoming big game and events beyond.
By deploying models ASM865A and ASM410A, two sleek robots that favor elaborate breadmakers, SoFi can serve 1,300 sushi rolls and 2,400 rice balls each hour to attendees respectively. This makes for a shorter wait time and contactless experience.
Hirano credits customer satisfaction to the AUTEC partnership, “AUTEC’s sushi robots have been a huge help for both the pre-packaged operation as well as VIP sushi service operations. The food prep times are easier to calculate, giving us an exact timeline on when the food can be served. We have to serve hundreds of customers with a very short preparation time, so the consistency and efficiency provided by AUTEC is a must-have for maximum customer satisfaction.”
Attendees to this year’s kick off event will get to experience it in a new stadium holding its first ever Super Bowl. And if that doesn’t get your gears going, AUTEC’s automated sushi robots will. The experience will truly offer a glimpse at the coming future of sporting events. More details can be found here.