PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Paula Deen held a last-minute visit to her restaurant, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen in Pigeon Forge on Tuesday for a book signing at 5 p.m. 

Two hundred and fifty wristbands were distributed to those who made a purchase in the Paula Deen Retail Store.

Hundreds of fans lined up to meet Deen.

People also wished the celebrity chef a 'Happy Birthday.' Deen's birthday is on Saturday -- the same day as Dolly Parton's.