Get ready for butter and biscuits, y’all — celebrity chef Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen will soon make its debut in Fairview.
The restaurant is expected to arrive at 163 Fountain Court in Fairview next week, right on track with the spring opening timeline that Eater reported late last year. The restaurant isn’t technically a Deen venture — instead, the Atlanta-based chef licensed her name to a company called Phoenix Hospitality and Entertainment, who will run Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen on a day-to-day basis.
That said, the restaurant will reportedly be styled like an exact replica of Deen’s home kitchen. It’s more casual (and more commercial) than Deen’s famed eatery The Lady & Sons, though a number of dishes on the menu (like fried green tomatoes, biscuits, and fried chicken) are similar to the chef’s Atlanta restaurant. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen will also be home to a Paula Deen-themed store, where fans of the chef will be able to buy her cookware and other branded goods.
For folks unfamiliar with the chain of restaurants, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen was birthed in 2014, a year after Deen was embroiled in scandal over a history of racism in both personal and professional settings. The first outpost opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennesee, just a stone’s throw away from Dolly Parton’s Dollywood.
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen will open for lunch and dinner, starting on Monday, March 26 at 11 a.m.