With heat wave approaching, Valley business adjusts

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Bit-zee Mamas is serving up authentic Mexican food in Glendale, but they've had to change store hours because of the summer heat.

It's been five years since Lulu Rodriguez bought the restaurant, and she got quite the shock when her electric bill showed up that first summer.

"It was like a $6,500 dollar bill and that was like 'Oh my goodness,'" said the restaurant owner.

Rodriguez quickly learned in order to keep her doors open, she has to shut them, at least during the summer.

"What we do is change our hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  We're open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day," she said.
Until it's time to open full time, Rodriguez is relying on the community to help keep business afloat.

"You want to cool down, let us cook for you. You don't have to turn on your stove," said Rodriguez.

During happy hour, Bit-zee Mamas serves half-off margaritas for $2.50.

"Even though we're Mexican food we can cool you down with a margarita," said Rodriguez.