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Paula Deen

Restaurant at Center of Racism Scandal

Shuts Down

4/3/2014 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Paula Deen Restaurant Closes

Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House -- the place where Paula Deen's empire crumbled -- just closed for good, and the way employees found out is just shocking.

The company did NOT tell its employees in an open meeting or face-to-face.  The workers showed up this morning only to find the sign down and appliances being removed from the joint. 

The only explanation was posted on the restaurant's Facebook page this morning -- "Thank you for 10 great years. Uncle Bubba's is now closed."

People were pissed off, including one woman who says,  "My mother worked there for over 8 years and no one called her!!! My fiance also worked there no one called him, in fact a UB manager called him LAST NIGHT to get his availability for next week!"

Another wrote, "My mother put in some hard work for years with you & she finds out when she shows up for work this morning to be escorted by a police officer to get her belongings."

You may recall ... the GM of Bubba's sued Paula ... and during her depo Paula recounted the story where she once used the N word to describe an African American man who held her up.

We reached out to Deen's rep ... so far, no word back.

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196.

Sandra     

Nasty loud mouth forget these people made her wealthy. Karma will strike again and we all remember how unhappy she was with the last visit.

201 days ago
197.

Rev. Robert Cunningham    

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Uncle Bubba's several times when we lived in Ohio and traveled to Florida. We found the food and the service outstanding! On one visit my wife had her picture taken with Bubba and another friend. Bubba couldn't be gracious enough. I'm really sorry for not only the employees and their families but the entire community who lost a great restaurant.

201 days ago
198.

Think 4 Yourself    

Those are restaurant chains, that where going down and closing years ago. I'm not sure if she even had a partnership in Uncle Bubba's. They closed down, because of the poor economy. Racism had NOTHING to do with it.

201 days ago
199.

Gerald Shields    

Uh, good writtens to bad, unhealthy food?!

201 days ago
200.

anthony    

Riddens

201 days ago
201.

Sonarman    

You bitched about a non problem...now you got non job! Serves you right!

201 days ago
202.

ritach2    

I can't believe that people posting continue to support this woman. I have read some of the posts and I actually read where the employees are being blamed. Paula and her brother are the only people that are to blame for what has happened to their businesses. They are nothing but trash ...they didn't even notify their employees of the closing, which is typical behavior for the Deens. I guess she and her family are just too good to take the time to inform everyone that they no longer have a job. How would you feel if you went to work and learned from a sign on the door that you no longer had income to support your family? People....she is not worth your suport!!!! This lady thinks only of herself and her next milion. A very different financial status from the employees she just walked away from when she no longer had any use for them.

201 days ago
203.

Khloe D.    

Can you say karma?

201 days ago
204.

Pubster197    

She has enough money - **** em all and relax. You can't take it with you. You won...tell them to eat you and enjoy the time you have left.

201 days ago
205.

Oregon Writer    

It is really sad that society is not more forgiving of people. If I had said those things, nobody would have cared. I might have made a few friends who were close to me upset or irritated. However it would not have been a life changing event. The only reason that people are so up in arms about it is because she is well known and because the media got a hold of it, and made an issue out of it. I hate to say it but even if she had used words "Black trash" people would have still made an issue of it. as Jesus had said let the first man without sin cast the first stone. It is really disgusting that this lady has been drug through the mud for making some poor word choices. Really Obama has didn't do us any favors in his first term yet FOOLS in this country re-elected him. But yet we are so cotton picking righteous that we were not happy until Paula Deen was destroyed. Get a Life People!

201 days ago
206.

Chris    

The picture that aol posted regarding the Paula Deen story...what the hell is on her jaw?

201 days ago
207.

Roe Craig    

What is that thing on her chin. Looks like some old hominy.

201 days ago
208.

Mercerr    

Too bad people hate others because of things happed so long ago. Remeber when The Sands in Vegas made Sammy davis use the back door. And how Clinton ran again even after he was impeached for lying. And Obama still hasn'rt corrected the IRS scandle against conservatives. Some folks can get by with stuff , especially liberals , but others are held accountable even if it something 20 years ago.

201 days ago
209.

Mercerr    

Too bad people hate others because of things happed so long ago. Remeber when The Sands in Vegas made Sammy davis use the back door. And how Clinton ran again even after he was impeached for lying. And Obama still hasn'rt corrected the IRS scandle against conservatives. Some folks can get by with stuff , especially liberals , but others are held accountable even if it something 20 years ago.

201 days ago
210.

Mercerr    

Too bad people hate others because of things happed so long ago. Remeber when The Sands in Vegas made Sammy davis use the back door. And how Clinton ran again even after he was impeached for lying. And Obama still hasn'rt corrected the IRS scandle against conservatives. Some folks can get by with stuff , especially liberals , but others are held accountable even if it something 20 years ago.

201 days ago
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