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Paula Deen Opened Her First Restaurant in Texas

April 4, 2018

SAVANNAH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 4, 2018--Paula Deen, the Queen of Southern Cuisine, announced that her first Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen location in the state of Texas is now open at 163 Fountain Court in Fairview, at the Fairview Town Center. This new location is approximately thirty miles from Dallas and is located in the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States, with a population in excess of 7,000,000.

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“I adore all of my fans in Texas, and bringing my Southern cooking to the Lone Star State is something I have dreamed about for years,” said Paula Deen, celebrity chef, best-selling author, television personality, and restaurateur. “This is the perfect place to bring together family, friends, and great Southern food—three of my favorite things!”

At Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, guests will enjoy family-style dining, sharing endless bowls of mouthwatering traditional southern entrees and side dishes, including Paula’s famous Southern Fried Chicken, Georgia Fried Catfish, Spare Ribs, Baked Mac & Cheese, and Fried Okra, and all guests end their meal with a dessert of their choosing, like Paula’s Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. “I have taken my favorite recipes and brought them to life in an atmosphere that feels just like my own home,” said Deen.

This location includes a 250-seat dining room and The Paula Deen Store, a large retail store where guests can purchase items from Paula’s home, kitchen, and lifestyle collections. A fully functioning replica of Paula’s home kitchen with an interactive cooking experience called “Cooking with Paula” will commence during the coming months.

Paula will celebrate the opening with her fans and friends at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen in Fairview on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21. For additional information about Paula’s schedule and “Cooking with Paula” at the Fairview location, please visit www.facebook.com/PDFKDallas for updates.

Current Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen locations include Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with more locations planned for later this year. Deen’s first restaurant, The Lady & Sons, opened in downtown Savannah in 1996.

“We can’t wait to bring the love and warmth of Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen to Dallas. Paula’s fans and guests are going to love the ‘Cooking with Paula’ experience we are launching later this year,” said Rajat Shah, founder and CEO of Phoenix Hospitality and Entertainment, Inc.

The Fairview restaurant will provide approximately 250 jobs to the area, as well as sales tax revenue that will contribute to the local economy in Fairview. Positions include chefs, managers, line cooks, prep cooks, bakers, dishwashers, bussers, bartenders, servers, hosts, and retail sales associates.

For more information about Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, please visit PaulaDeensFamilyKitchen.com.

About Fairview Town Center: Fairview Town Center is located at the intersection of US75 and Stacy Road in Fairview, TX, and includes national and regional retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues, such as Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenney, The Container Store, Old Navy, Buckle, Express, Versona Accessories, Gloria’s, Wild Salsa, Cane Rosso, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, Whole Foods Market and iPic Theaters. Visit Fairview Town Center online at FairviewTownCenter.com.

About Phoenix Hospitality and Entertainment, Inc.:  Phoenix Hospitality & Entertainment, PhoenixHE.com, is one of the top emerging hospitality and entertainment companies in the United States. The company is focused on bringing the “next” level of family and group dining, retail, and entertainment to your community. Phoenix Hospitality & Entertainment works closely with celebrity and athletic brands to create and establish multi-generational experiences.

About Paula Deen:

Paula Deen has sold over 11 million copies of her 18 cookbooks. The Lady & Sons, the Savannah, Georgia, restaurant Paula founded with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen, remains one of the country’s most popular regional restaurants. Launched in 2012, Paula’s non-profit, Paula Deen’s The Bag Lady Foundation, works tirelessly towards their mission to improve the well-being, health, and independence of women, children and families by focusing on nourishment and nurturing. In 2015, Paula premiered her first show on EVINE, an at-home shopping network, and competed in the twenty-first season of ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars.” Her 2017 cookbook,  At the Southern Table with Paula Deen, features 150 classic recipes and debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases for Cookbooks. During the last couple of years, Paula has opened three new restaurants, including Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen in Pigeon Forge, TN, and Myrtle Beach, SC, and Paula Deen’s Creek House in Savannah, GA. She recently launched her new syndicated lifestyle show,  Positively Paul a, as well as a brand-new website. Deen’s robust social media following includes Facebook (4,572,949 likes), Twitter (1.45 million followers), Instagram (164,000 followers), and Pinterest (289,246 followers). Paula Deen Ventures is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, with offices in New York and Tennessee. To learn more about Paula, visit  PaulaDeen.com.

Media Contacts:
For Paula Deen and Paula Deen Ventures Contact:
Key Group Worldwide
Jaret Keller, 212.988.7701
jkeller@keygroup.tv

For Phoenix Hospitality & Entertainment, Inc. Contact:
Susan Kesel, 716.545.1104
skesel@phoenixhe.com

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CONTACT: Media:

For Paula Deen and Paula Deen Ventures:

Key Group Worldwide

Jaret Keller, 212-988-7701

jkeller@keygroup.tv

or

For Phoenix Hospitality & Entertainment, Inc.:

Susan Kesel, 716-545-1104

skesel@phoenixhe.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA GEORGIA TEXAS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRITY RESTAURANT/BAR RETAIL FOOD/BEVERAGE

SOURCE: Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

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