Over the past few years, Paula Deen has become as well known for a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination and sexual harassment as she is for her butter-drenched recipes. But that that isn’t stopping Bass Pro Shops from teaming up with the restaurateur and cooking show host on a new project.
On Thursday, it was announced that the newest location of Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen will open in the sporting goods giant’s store at The Rim. Though it was first announced in November that Deen would be bringing the chain to San Antonio, an exact location was not revealed until this week.
Along with a restaurant in Dallas, the San Antonio spot is Deen's first foray into Texas. Two other locations are currently operating in Myrtle Beach, SC and Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Although the menu has not been released for either Texas store, the other locations offer family-style service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a variety of Southern dishes including fried chicken, fried catfish, fried okra, and fried green tomatoes. Dessert includes banana pudding and a very on-brand “ooey gooey butter cake.”
The restaurant will also include an attached boutique inspired by her hometown of Savannah. Although shooting for a spring opening, an exact opening date has yet to be announced.