The National Football League’s Super Bowl LV is scheduled to take place this Sunday, February 7. Football fans will tune in to see the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs play the NFC champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Of course, many viewers will also be checking for the new commercials airing during the Big Game.
One of those ads features the combination of a popular 1990s-era Saturday Night Live skit and a 2020s entertainment superstar. Uber Eats released its SBLV commerical featuring reunited Wayne’s World actors Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as well as Cardi B.
“Wayne’s World is back with a very important message: Be excellent and #EatLocal,” reads the caption for a post on the Uber Eats Instagram page. In addition, Cardi wrote on her IG, “The latest WAG (Wayne and Garth) special guest?! ME! Go watch and remember to #EatLocal with @ubereats #ad.”
The Wayne’s World commerical coincides with Uber Eats launching a $20 million Eat Local Relief Effort over the next six months. The campaign will help independently-owned restaurants which have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eat Local is looking to drive renewed demand to local restaurants.
Plus, Uber is matching money provided by customers via the in-app donation button. The company is also offering $4.5 million in small business microgrants for local restaurants with five or fewer locations that are active with Uber Eats or Postmates across the United States.
“The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) applauds Uber’s commitment to small business owners who rely on its platform to reach customers, particularly as restaurants navigate a challenging winter,” said Ron Busby, President of USBC, in a press release. “Black-owned restaurants have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and we are delighted that our members will benefit from the $4.5 million grant program and continued waived fees.”
Besides the Uber Eats commercial premiering this week, Cardi has a new single dropping soon. Her track “UP” is expected to arrive on Friday. The Grammy winner also presented her version of the viral #SilhouetteChallenge on Wednesday night which has collected nearly 9 million views on Instagram in seven hours.