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'Family Matters' Star

I Bus Tables Now ...

AT MY OWN RESTAURANT

4/15/2012 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cherie Johnson - the girl who played Maxine in Family Matters
Cherie Johnson
-- the girl who played Laura Winslow's best bud Maxine on "Family Matters" -- just opened her own restaurant in Houston ... but she's not some absentee boss ... she actually buses the tables herself.

The restaurant's called Datt's It -- and we're told Cherie opened it last month in a developmentally-challenged section of Houston, hoping to bring the struggling neighborhood some business ... and bring it back to life.

The menu includes all kinds of American classics -- burgers, fries, hot dogs, wings -- and the ONLY thing on the menu over $5 is the waffle with eggs and bacon (that's $6.50).

Last time we heard anything about Cherie Johnson was over a year ago -- when she had just gotten engaged to Ricky Romance, brother of B2K singer Raz-B. Time flies.

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Phreaky    

Very cool of her. Too bad more don't do something similar, instead of making sex tapes where they get peed on and doing reality shows for a paycheck. You go Cherie!

887 days ago
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John    

I wonder if the restaurant is located in Third Ward. She should have named it Maxine's.

887 days ago
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niles    

It's always jarring seeing sad stories like these: from Hollywood to a busgirl, but they are all too common, I'm afraid.

887 days ago
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Just_Me    

Good for her! I hope the business is a success!

887 days ago
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Bridget    

Some people get sick of a the hollywood stuff. Thats cool she had the money to open her own resturant and is trying to give back at the same time. More power to her. I hope it is very successful.

887 days ago
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UnboundZero    

Fuq ---> ricky romance - that dude is a buster - straight youtube gangster :) lol... haha bitch ass

887 days ago
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Ms Fun Loving    

It's all about location, menu, clientele and people running it. It seems like Datt's It is gonna be Datt's a bust! Willing to put a bet on it.

887 days ago
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two cents    

Datt's It, 10101 Bissonnett St Ste M. There are bars on the windows for a reason. Very rough part of town. Katrina trash settled in SW Houston from N.O. I wish her luck. She's going to need it. She should have pick another location. Meh.

887 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

rather hear about hollywood people who no longer work in television doing stuff like this.instead of being strung out on coke or writing tell all books like that **** wad who played screetch on saved by the bell did.

887 days ago
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Anonymous    

Anyone notice there are bars on the windows and door? Wow, that must be one BAD area.

887 days ago
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Truth    

THAT'S LIKE A STRIP MALL. SEE ALL THE CARS LINED UP OUTSIDE IN THE FRONT. THAT PLACE LOOKS A SMALL DIVE. JUST YOUR TYPICAL EAT-IN SNACK BAR JOINT THAT SEATS LIKE 15-20 PEOPLE. YOU SEE HUNDREDS OF THEM IN ANY CITY. YOU CAN TELL BY THE "DECOR" THE PLACE IS LIKE 20YRS OLD OR MORE. HEY, AT LEAST IT'S CHEAP RENT AND CHEAP TO OPERATE. #TRUTH!!

887 days ago
12.

Slash    

BOOBIES!

887 days ago
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Tigers Wood    

There you go, I was wondering if any of you peeps were going to notice the boobies. I be going to that restaurant now. That's how a restaurant makes money.

887 days ago
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RebelGirl17    

The actress that played Laura on Family Matter was Kellie Shanygne Williams, not Cherie Johnson

887 days ago
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cheryl    

Wow, I come from, and my folks still live in a "developmentally challenged" area. It's news to me!

887 days ago
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