February 26th, 2014
10:01 PM ET

Paula Deen to open new restaurant post N-word scandal

Paula Deen resurrects her fallen empire.

The celebrity chef announced Wednesday she is opening her first new restaurant since admitting to using the N-word.

Paula Deen to open first post-scandal restaurant

The $20 million restaurant called "Paula Deen's Family Kitchen" will open this summer in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, a tourist hub home to Dolly Parton's "Dollywood" theme park and a host of other attractions.

Pigeon Forge Mayor David Wear is OutFront.

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  1. Robert Barnes

    As someone who at one point relied on CNN to give me a dose of news daily, I was saddened that Erin would stoop so low as to insinuate that Paula Deen chose Pigeon Forge because of our low concentration of blacks. I own a business here in Pigeon Forge and rely quite heavily on the visitors here to feed my family, MANY of which are black and Hispanic. Its the color of their money, not their skin, that most here notice. Have whoever does your research look at the demographics of the TRAVELERS next time!!

    March 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm | Reply
  2. robert giles

    No.............................................she think of herself as a too biggie person to acually think bend down say she is really sorry...........money tlks.............more then her simple words,which r soooooooooooooooo hallow...........

    February 27, 2014 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  3. thescoop1

    When it comes to the use of the n-word the African American community is a walking contradiction to understand why and how that is you are encouraged to check out the following:


    February 27, 2014 at 1:02 am | Reply

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