Employees showed up for work thinking it was like any other day. They should have checked Facebook before they left the house.
Thursday, Deen suddenly closed the Savannah, Ga. restaurant, which she co-owned with her brother, Bubba Hiers.
What's more, she didn't tell her employees, but let them show up to work, only to find kitchen appliances being removed from the restaurant. The Savannah Morning News reported that employees were collecting their severance checks in the parking lot.
The restaurant posted a short announcement on its Facebook page: "Thank you for 10 great years. Uncle Bubba's is now closed." Commenters blasted Deen for not informing restaurant workers before posting the news on social media.