Paula Deen stands with her two sons in front of her new Texas restaurant.

Paula Deen's Family Kitchen

his location includes a 250-seat dining room and The Paula Deen Store.

Paula Deen Opens First Texas Restaurant in Fairview

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.

“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,” says 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 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,” says 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.

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