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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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31.

Champagne Jayne    

I heard Robin Thicke had kinky sex with Paula...........PATTON.

184 days ago
32.

Truth    

Her success is a FARK YOU to the whiners. The good guy wins in the end.

184 days ago
33.

Joao    

NOTE TO SELF: Boycott Dollywood
(Dolly Parton just showed her true colours. Not a problem, it's not as if her place was ever on my bucket list)

184 days ago
34.

News Flash     

Paula Deen has to apologize over and over Just like the Catholics who crucify Christ over and over.

184 days ago
35.

sus    

This is the same town as Dollywood but they aren't neighbors or even associated with each other. Think it will be a great place for the area and new jobs.

183 days ago
36.

Marie    

I wish I could say I am surprised, I am not. Of course she will open a restaurant she is a hero to a lot of people who agree with her philosophy and she will be supported. For the rest of us like her or not if the food is good we can still eat there although I would be afraid to God only knows what will be in my food.

183 days ago
37.

Sam    

Paulas Restaurant is at least 4 miles from Dollywood, and not associated with Dolly in any way.

183 days ago
38.

fifithepoodle    

I hope it goes belly up

183 days ago
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