NEWSFLASH! Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House aka the home of Paula Deen‘s 2013 racism scandal, has officially closed its doors.
But wait… there are several reports that employees of the restaurant had no idea they were out of a job and many found out just like you did… via the internet!
According to the Washington Post, employees who showed up Thursday morning for their shift at the Savannah, GA eatery were met with locked doors.
The Savannah Morning News reported that employees were spotted collecting their severance checks in the parking lot.
Uncle Bubba’s Facebook page posted the following statement about their abrupt closing:
Since its opening in 2004, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House has been a destination for residents and tourists in Savannah, offering the region’s freshest seafood and oysters. However, the restaurant’s owner and operator, Bubba Heirs, has made the decision to close the restaurant in order to explore development options for the waterfront property on which the restaurant is located. At this point, no specific plans have been announced and a range of uses are under consideration in order realize the highest and best use for the property.
The closing is effective today, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Employees will be provided with severance based on position and tenure with the restaurant. All effort will be made to find employees comparable employment with other Savannah restaurant organizations.
— Jaret Keller, Deen Spokesperson
I’m sure the restaurant never fully recovered after that whole n-word scandal, but for some reason I thought it would pull through.
Whatever the case, they still should have notified employees that they were closing.
What do you think of the shady way Paula Deen’s restaurant closed it’s doors?