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Paula Deen

Riding Dolly Parton's Coattails to

Cook Up New Restaurant

2/26/2014 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Paula Deen's hitching her wagon to Dolly Parton to try to bury her n-word scandal ... forging ahead with a new restaurant right next to Dolly's amusement park.

Paula Deen's Family Kitchen will open later this summer next to Dollywood in Tennessee -- her first new business venture since last month ... when a businessman pumped $75 mil into Paula's comeback

Sources connected to the restaurant tell us besides the usual family-style portions of Southern food staples ... Paula's new joint will also feature a retail store to hawk her wares and books. 

We're told Paula's spent the last 4 months focusing on all aspects of her business ... and this restaurant is a top priority.

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16.

Champagne Jayne    

Hope she drowns in a vat of ranch dressing and the Delarentis slut too. Hope Guy Fieri falls face first in the deep fryer. Food Network sucks.

241 days ago
17.

Jordan    

Paula Deen should open a Restaurant in Arizona where they will make it legal to Discriminate!!!!!!

241 days ago
18.

PokeFangirl    

So she continues to spread diabetes, cardiovascular illnesses, respiratory illness, and cancer through the impending heart attack that is her food...good for her.

241 days ago
19.

Keith    

OLD AND NASTY

241 days ago
20.

Sonja    

I'm betting most of us could also start our own restaurant, or any other type of business for that matter... if some outraged old dude handed us 75 million dollars ... Yay Paula??? For what? Being handed 75 Million dollars?

240 days ago
21.

News Flash     

Good Luck Paula! God Bless!

240 days ago
22.

DirkDiggler    

Dollywood? A late night restaurant + legal bud makes Colorado the place to invest $75 mil. Do I have to think of everything?!

240 days ago
23.

bring back recent posts    

Considering what goes on with the N word in are culture, rap " music" shouldn't even exist and all it glorifies! This woman was treated so unbelievably unfairly. Best wishes to her for sure!

240 days ago
24.

Linda    

TMZ your story isn't exactly correct. The picture is not of Dolly's amusement park, but of Dolly's Dixie Stampede which is a separate business on the main strip of Pigeon Forge. It is a dinner theater. Dolly's amusement park is not located on the main strip but a couple of miles from there. My family and I have been to both over the years but if I get a chance to return I won't be eating at Ms. Dean's establishment.

240 days ago
25.

Butthead    

I'm still trying to figure out which is bigger... Her mouth, her butt, or her ego!!

240 days ago
26.

goldilx5150    

Don't apologize anymore Paula . F them if they don't like it.

240 days ago
27.

Numapass    

Forget the N-word. Diners better focus on the D- word.

240 days ago
28.

Woot    

You may hate Paula, but Paula LOVES her some buttah!

240 days ago
29.

myopinion    

I won't be eating there!

240 days ago
30.

Woot    

This woman can't keep racist words from spewing from her mouth. Have you heard her latest little "speech"? Pure, unadulterated RACISM. And I tried like hell to give her the benefit of the doubt when this whole thing first blew up with her.

240 days ago
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