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Paula Deen

Restaurant at Center of Racism Scandal

Shuts Down

4/3/2014 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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People Annoy Me    

I'm kinda surprised it lived so love during the whole scandal anyways.
EVERYONE and their mothers were on the "Let's hate Paula Deen train".
The employees are right to be mad, but I think we all started to see it's doom after the whole "racist" thing.

143 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Did diabetes take Paula out yet? No TMZ posts on her until it does

143 days ago
3.

Truth    

THAT'S HOW YOU CLEAN HOUSE. #TRUTH!!

143 days ago
4.

Woot    

Anything she touches will eventually die a miserable, embarrassing death.

143 days ago
5.

pudge facker    

Everything aside, Paula Deen is a total c u n t. She can take her s h I t t y food and go f u c k off and die.

143 days ago
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Skywalker    

i guess white people are finally learning. you don't mess with black people.

143 days ago
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Adrain96    

Good riddance. But that was sh!!ty way to let go of the employees...that bitch got enough dough to offer severance.

143 days ago
8.

WLou    

You mean to tell me these people are *******s?! No way?!

Shocker!

143 days ago
9.

Wow ...    

You know, I was willing to support a comeback for Paula, but this is fvcked up! How can they NOT give their staff members notice???

143 days ago
10.

twhiting9275    

You have a 'career' in a restaurant . Sorry, but that's as disposable as it gets.

Welcome to the real world. Now, go get an education and a REAL JOB

143 days ago
11.

wisey    

Who would have thought a restaurant called Uncle Bubba's would be racist and poorly run? I guess I wont be needing my tuxedo tonight after all.

143 days ago
12.

Nicci155    

You may want to recheck your source. According to the news here in Savannah all the employees are in a meeting right now

143 days ago
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EggsOverEasy    

Another unclassy act from an unclassy family.. They could learn a thing or two about how to treat people...

143 days ago
14.

K South West    

I love white people...I have a white friend...his name is Mustafa Al Hakeem Shabazz Motherland Brown

143 days ago
15.

Jim    

This is what happens when someone makes false allegations and the media runs inflammatory stories about something that happened DECADES AGO. People loose their jobs. So what are you so mad about? You got what you wanted, right? Doesn't matter that dozens of loyal employees lost their jobs because of this BS, does it? Suggestion: Be careful what you wish for.

143 days ago
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