Paula Deen, restaurateur, television personality and author, opened a new restaurant Monday in Branson, Missouri.

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is on the north end of Branson Landing.

The 15,696-square-foot restaurant features Southern-style recipes pulled from Deen’s cookbooks.

“Opening a door to a new restaurant never gets old,” Deen said in a news release. “I had the opportunity to visit Branson, and I knew it would be a perfect fit.”

Guests enter and exit through a Paula Deen retail store.

Deen also has Family Kitchen locations in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Destin, Florida; Panama City Beach, Florida, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Scott Cherry

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Scott is in his second tour of duty with the Tulsa World. He was a sports writer during his first stop. Since returning to the World in 1992, he has been the food writer and now restaurant critic and wine columnist. Phone: 918-581-8463