FAIRVIEW, Texas -- Celebrity chef Paula Deen is bringing her restaurant chain to North Texas.

She'll be opening the state's first 'Paula Deen's Family Kitchen' at Fairview Town Center.

The restaurant will serve up some of Deen's favorite recipes, the "family style" southern cooking Deen is known for.

The restaurant is a 250-seat dining room. Visitors can also buy items from Paula’s home, kitchen and lifestyle collection.

The Fairview location will open in the spring of next year. A second restaurant is planned in San Antonio.