Paula Deen with Jimmy Carter

Fans have also continued to flock to Deen’s restaurant, The Lady & Sons, in Savannah. A friend of mine who was vacationing in Savannah on June 30 told my via Twitter, “We tried to eat lunch at The Lady & Sons today, but they were booked solid & at her store it was wall to wall people! Definitely a surge of people from ALL backgrounds.”

Stitches ‘n Dishes made an impassioned plea for support for Paula Deen’s charitable organization, The Bag Lady Foundation, and has also listed the sponsors who still support Deen:

The list of those supporting Paula Deen and Paula Deen Enterprises far surpasses the list of those who do not. Partners and sponsors who remain in the Deen camp or have made public statements of support include:

Alice Travel/Royal Caribbean Cruises
Landies Candies
Hoffman Media
Random House
Metropolitan Cooking Demo
Springer Mountain Farms
Epicurean Butter
Knoxville Wholesale Furniture
Club Marketing Services, Arkansas
Sandridge Foods
Universal Furniture
Metro Cooking Show Dallas
New York City Wine & Food Festival
TastyBlend Foods

Paula Deen has definitely had the bumpy ride lately, and the twists and turns look to continue. As the saga continues to unfold, we’ll keep you posted on what’s going on.