Paula Deen actually closed her restaurant without telling any of the employees in advance. CNN shared the news about the shocking closing of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House. She owned this along with her brother and it had a gorgeous location. He just decided that he wanted to try something else at that location.
They didn't decide to tell the employees until the last minute. They did not get two weeks notice at all. They found out on Facebook when they saw this post:
"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."
Employees are extremely upset by this news and that they were not told in advance. At least they are giving them a little bit of money but they now have to find their own jobs. Paula Deen upset a lot of people with the closing of her restaurant.