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Paula Deen Restaurant

Sorry We Screwed You Over ...

But Here's Our Card!

4/4/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The employees at Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House weren't sent packing empty-handed ... TMZ has learned they were given a business card and a list of restaurants in the area that are hiring. Better than nothing, right?

As TMZ previously reported, Bubba's -- the restaurant at the center of the Paula Deen racist controversy -- closed down Thursday morning out of the blue ... with some employees finding out on Facebook and others hearing the news from the restaurant once they arrived at work.

One employee told us they were paid through Wednesday and got vacation pay along with  two weeks severance.

The employee said the whole ordeal was particularly hurtful, since so many staffers stuck up for the Deen family during the controversy -- some patrons threw food at them and they still defended Paula.

Oysters and employees -- they all get shucked.


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What a bitch

203 days ago


Most restaurant employees do not get severe ce pay and paid vacation. I am not saying the way they handled the closing was right, but they got more than most restaurant employees would get. I live in a state where they can fire you without cause, and just tell you to notice, unless you work in a job with a contract. Servers and cooks are not usually contractual jobs. The WSJ said that the restaurant was never profitable and the land it sits on is more valuable as a development there it is!

203 days ago


when i was younger my dad worked on cars..he showed up to work no one was there.the owners son told him they closed and it was near christmas time all he got was his last pay check.went the next day and found another gives you **** some times but you have to clean yourself off and keep on trucking.

203 days ago


Restaurants close all the time. Most just lock up and walk away and the staff never hears from them. At least they did a little homework for them too look for work

203 days ago


They'll make a hell of a lot more money working at the Crab Shack anyway, and won't be treated like crap in the process.

203 days ago


Just shows what white trash she really is.

203 days ago

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

And Paula was just beginning her comeback. When you treat the little people like this, you lose a lot of support. This was very poorly done. Good luck, Paula, you are going to need it even more after this.

203 days ago


That's the way a lot of companies let you know. TMZ is making a big deal out of it because it's Paula. Move on already.

203 days ago


paid for the day, plus vacation pay, plus 2 weeks severance? sounds pretty darned decent to me. most employers would just lock the door.

203 days ago

K South West    

She freed the slaves

203 days ago


This happens all the time in the restaurant industry. Get over it.

203 days ago


the way her employees were saying anything to the media for money , i don't blame them for closing. guessing while your on the unemployment line paula didn't look so bad eh?

203 days ago


I especially like that one of the restaurants on the list is The Lady & Sons...that is a Paula Deen owned restaurant.

203 days ago

Kara Lackey    

She gave them vacation pay, and two weeks severance pay AND gave them an automatic referral to other restaurants to work. What else do you want from this woman??? Business is business people, and when the media starts a crusade against a business, don't be surprised when it shuts its doors. Best of luck to the employees and to Paula Deen's future endeavors.

203 days ago

Vanilla Sherbert    

It's Paula Deen, y'all. The lady with fresh gravy pumping through her veins from a heart made of good ole fashioned 'Murican racism.

203 days ago
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