Paula Deen and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced plans to open Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen at OWA in nearby Foley, Ala., this summer.

OWA, just north of Gulf Shores area beaches, spans 520 acres and includes a 21-ride amusement park, an indoor arcade, 16 outdoor sports fields, 65,000-square-foot indoor event center, and 168,000 square feet of retail and dining opportunities.

“I’m so looking forward to teaming up with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and Phoenix Hospitality & Entertainment to bring the newest Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen to my fans living in or visiting Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Foley, Alabama,” said Deen.

“Everyone in my family just loves going to the beach and participating in the family entertainment at OWA. Together, we will provide a truly memorable experience for folks who enjoy delicious Southern comfort food, family vacations and great entertainment.” 
 
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen will serve a variety of Southern family favorites, including her signature fried chicken. “I have selected my favorite recipes to serve to my guests family-style in an atmosphere just like my home. It’s all you can eat, so come hungry, y’all!” said Deen.

The Foley restaurant is the latest announcement in an expansion of the Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen brand, which also has locations in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Fairview and San Antonio, Texas.
 
The restaurant will be accompanied by a retail store featuring items hand-selected by Paula Deen to reflect her taste and Savannah’s rich cultural heritage. Many of her favorite products will only be found in the retail store inside Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen restaurants.
 
Phoenix Hospitality & Entertainment and its subsidiary, PD Restaurants LLC, bring more than 150 years of collective experience in the restaurant, hospitality and entertainment worlds to this special project in Foley, Alabama.

Use your three-bedroom Gulf Shores vacation rental as a headquarters for visiting OWA as well as other local restaurants, the Tanager Outlets in Foley, the Wharf in Orange Beach, and other hotspots.