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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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106.

PITTS    

first of all. good decent respectable black people do not rob people however, ni#$%^& certainly do thats what my black friends tell me.

201 days ago
107.

mikeruhl    

why do you feel it nececcery to destroy someone that said a word? How about the lies the government has given us? what a waiste of greenhouse gasses.

201 days ago
108.

william Van Horn    

Isn't it amazing how Martha Stewart can be a convicted felon having served jail time but the media considers her liberal and so everything is OK and she is back making millions Paula Dean makes a racial slur decades ago proves that she in not racist but the media ruins her. The media is really sick

201 days ago
109.

wildwanders    

Bless my butter and bacon! It's about time that store went down based upon all the behaviors available for reading in the court papers. Yes, it could have been handled better, but anybody who read those papers wouldn't have expected more from Uncle Bubba.

201 days ago
110.

Terri    

So, what's the big deal? Red Lobster, Boston Market, Marie Chalender's all closed the same way by us!

201 days ago
111.

Army    

Let me clarify this: Deen used the "n" word, which blacks use between themselves ALL the time. To describe the piece of garbage that robbed her. And she is wrong?? If the shoe fits -wear it...................

201 days ago
112.

Gregory    

Paula needs to have that honking mole or wart removed. Lower right side of her chin and it's disgusting.

201 days ago
113.

trucker    

I'm sure none of those hard working employees woulda filed a comp claim if they were given 2 weeks notice, why do sorry ass people hate anybody who trys to do something with their lives and make more than 25,000 a year

201 days ago
114.

hoodunit    

nothing lasts forever, especially resturants jobs. The Gubment is hiring ignorant ex-cons .

201 days ago
115.

AbsoluteTruthiness    

Paula Deen is low class white trash. Would you expect anything else from her?

201 days ago
116.

Clara    

Well, who would have been the first to leak it to the press if they had been given notice? What is hanging off of her face?

201 days ago
117.

Charlotte Wolfe    

Good Lord, leave the woman alone. It is not like she has done some heinous crime. Big corporations do this all the time.

201 days ago
118.

Lynn    

It's a shame they closed Bubba's, but after the treatment Paula received - I don't blame her - she is a wonderful woman and cook and is a Southern Lady who didn't deserve the treatment she reccieved at all -

201 days ago
119.

TMZSUX    

She opened one up in Pigeon Forge, TN and I will be eating their.

201 days ago
120.

TMZSUX    

She opened a new restaurant up in Pigeon Forge, TN and I will be eating there.

201 days ago
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