Tempe bar secret spooks Cardinals fans

Posted at 4:08 PM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 14:42:15-05

The NFC Championship Game is causing deep divisions here in the Valley.

Kim Taylor was eating at The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen when he found out it's owned by Carolina Panthers Defensive End Jared Allen.

"C'mon we are out of here. Come on we are done," said Taylor.

"It's owned by a Panthers player? I'm done. Pack up shop," joked Cardinals fan Keith Terry

Allen says he opened The Lodge last year because he wanted to "bring everything we love about a ski lodge or cabin in woods right in the middle of town."

"Come out watch out game this weekend no matter what team you are cheering for," said Allen.

Allen's employees though aren't rooting for their boss.

"Go Cards!" said server Elizabeth Coleman.

"Man it's a tough cause I love the guy and want to see him play well. But, I'd have to say the Cardinals," said manager Justin Glancy.

"Actually he's gonna need the money because he is not gonna get that Super Bowl bonus so he's gonna need us to keep coming," said Taylor. 

Allen decided to buy a house in the Valley after coming here for vacation. Over the years he has worked with a number of local veterans through Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors.

Located just off Mill Avenue in Tempe the lodge serves a full food and drink menu and will be offering several specials for both Cardinals and Panthers fan on game day.