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NeNe Leakes Restaurant: Real Housewife Of Atlanta To Open Famous Famiglia Franchise


First Posted: 10/03/11 06:48 PM ET Updated: 10/05/11 09:53 AM ET

Usually, when a tabloid connects one of Bravo's Real Housewives to food, it's because she's not eating enough of it. So far, the one exception has been Teresa Giudice, who seized on the minor fame she won as a Real Housewife of New Jersey to write a cookbook -- and it's not like her tome, Skinny Italian, reveled in the pleasures of bone marrow and fried chicken.

But the unfortunate dearth of gastronomically-inclined Housewives may soon be ending. Last week, NeNe Leakes, best known for her high-drama stint as a Real Housewife of Atlanta, took to Twitter to announce the imminent opening of her new restaurant in Sacramento, CA.

If you're thinking it'll be a typical, glitzy celebrity-owned restaurant, though, think again. Instead, NeNe is opening a franchise of Famous Famigilia Pizzeria in the Sacramento Airport. The branch will start serving pizza and pasta this Thursday, October 6th, one month before the premiere of the fourth season of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Even if we set the aside the immense, general weirdness of a Real Housewife of Atlanta opening a branch of Famous Famiglia in the Sacramento Airport, huge questions remain. Will NeNe eat her pizza and pasta, given her history of cutting carbs to lose weight? If Donald Trump finds himself in the Sacramento Airport, will he be able to forgive NeNe for quitting Celebrity Apprentice, given his well-known love of Famous Famiglia's pizza? Has NeNe secretly been living in the Sacramento Airport since she was evicted from her Atlanta home in 2008?

The mind reels. But if you visit the Sacramento Famous Famiglia, let us know whether or not there is any sign of NeNe's involvement.

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