(KTBS) - Paul Deen is back. Deen plans to open a restaurant this summer at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
The new restaurant and store will be called "Paula Deen's Family Kitchen."Pigeon Forge -- near the smoky mountains -- is a retail and entertainment hub.
The southern-fried facility will be the first business from her new firm, Paula Deen ventures. This will be Deen's first effort to revive her brand since she admitted to using a racial slur last year.