Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen opening near Opry Mills in October

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Paula Deen and her sons pose for a photo in front of Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. (Photo: Courtesy of OWA)

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is bringing the Southern cook’s well-known Southern Fried Chicken and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake to Opry Mills this month.

The 406-seat family style restaurant is slated to open Oct. 26 adjacent to the Opry Mills Mall, and intends to hire more than 200 employees. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

The menu includes “classic dishes” based on recipes from Deen and her family, according to a news release.

“The dishes that are passed around the tables at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen are the foods my grandmother Paul taught me how to cook at her own kitchen table,” Deen said in a statement. “It means so much to be able to share those traditions and recipes

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