PAULA DEEN's TROUBLED SAVANNAH RESTAURANT CLOSES!

Published on: April 2, 2014
Photography by: Corbis
PAULA DEEN's TROUBLED SAVANNAH RESTAURANT CLOSES!

Uncle Bubba’s Seafood & Oyster House – Paula Deen’s popular flagship Savannah, GA restaurant that was at the heart of her racism accusations – has closed its doors for good. And to add insult to injury, it informed its employees of the closing via Facebook!

Instead of a face-to-face staff meeting, the establishment simply left this brief post on its Facebook page earlier this morning: "Thank you for 10 great years. Uncle Bubba's is now closed."

But Facebook users didn’t take kindly to this online announcement – and took to their keyboards to vent their shock, surprise and anger.

One poster wrote: "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!"

While another said, "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."

And this isn’t the first time that Bubba’s has been the center of controversy.

As The ENQUIRER first reported back in May, 2012, Deen’s foodie empire began to crumble like a pecan pie crust when Bubba’s General Manager, Lisa Jackson, sued Deen over allegations of sexual harassment and racism – including Deen’s alleged use of the “N word” – a suit that eventually led to the cancellation of Deen’s popular Food Network show.

So far, there has been no comment on Bubba’s closing from Deen or her representatives.

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