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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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121.

August    

The African American man who held Paula up....WAS an "N" word!

172 days ago
122.

bob    

I feel sorry for the people who worked there but paula ? Good for you B*TCH !

172 days ago
123.

RRB    

Where are the second amendment cooks?? Why don't you defend the first amendment? Right to free speach. She did nothing that any white person would do if robbed by a black thug.

172 days ago
124.

August    

Don't look back Paula; just be glad you're out of that extremely sick town!

172 days ago
125.

RRB    

Where are the 2nd amendment nuts?? What about defending the 1st amendments right to free speach. If some bastard robbed me I would do more than call him a stupid name.
Paula has rights too

172 days ago
126.

Wabbit    

I feel so bad that the employees were not warned, a bad way of finding out you no longer have a paycheck. But, surely the people that worked there followed the news and updates on the corporation that owned the restaurant they worked at. My understanding is that Paula sold her restaurants to a large corporation and they are opening restaurants in Pigeon Forge, TN. and several other locations using her name only. The one in Tennessee will be open early summer.

172 days ago
127.

AutoMagDon    

I guess making a big fuss over someone saying the N word wasn't such a good idea. It cost all these poor people their jobs. Maybe if blacks stopped calling each other N****R every day the word might disappear in another couple of hundred years. Maybe not.

172 days ago
128.

Wabbit    

I feel so bad that the employees were not warned, a bad way of finding out you no longer have a paycheck. But, surely the people that worked there followed the news and updates on the corporation that owned the restaurant they worked at. My understanding is that Paula sold her restaurants to a large corporation and they are opening restaurants in Pigeon Forge, TN. and several other locations using her name only. The one in Tennessee will be open early summer.

172 days ago
129.

jade    

her workers pissed on her and laughed when she was pulled through the mud..gues they aint laughing anymore are they....

172 days ago
130.

think101    

She didn't just use the N word. Anyone else see when she told the elderly Black man to move away from the wall so people could see him. The wall was Black. She humiliated Black people and then laughed at them.

172 days ago
131.

Earl    

Uncle Bubba's has closed today. Supposedly, the feds and local law enforcement were on site. The employees showed up for their shift and were escorted by law enforcement to get their belongings and get out. The story also says that a road block was set-up so no one could get on the property that didn't belong there.

172 days ago
132.

Earl    

Per a neighbor of the restaurant...

172 days ago
133.

CT    

This is honestly a very common practice with restaurants. Many times even the line level managers don't know they are closing down. Owners don't want all of their food, plates, booze, etc walking out the door with employees. Sucks to be sure, but just the way it is.

172 days ago
134.

gliverson    

Well extreme PC'ism just struck again. What a mess our nation is in! These people got paid for all of their work But I'll bet that they never thought that the PC Thought Police could cost them their long held jobs!
If all else fail play the race card, or the homophobic card, or the "mean spriited card" that had aught to fix'm! Ha ha, well this is the sort of thing that happens when foolish easily manipulated people let the Loonie Left guide their thinking for them. Sad.

172 days ago
135.

HOuston    

Amazing, how Racist, your readers are, amazing story of how she achieved her success. How people in this country calling the race card at any turn, the media falls for it, and boom, a person goes broke. People in this country are tried of the Race CARD, which has been handled so badly. The worm is beginning to turn on many of these so called, high and mighty jerks. I wish her well. Shame on this country. Shame on us, Shame on what we have become. Look at the way the other side speaks of others. Shame, loss of any character.

172 days ago
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