Paula Deen’s Brother Bubba Hiers — BUSINESS IS BOOMING!!!

Racial scandals aren”t always bad for business … just ask Paula Deen“s brother who says the embattled chef”s restaurants have been “slammed” with customers in the wake of the N-word drama.

Bubba Hiers — who is also named as a defendant in the sexual and racial harassment lawsuit against Paula — was walking around Savannah today when he was asked how the family was coping.

“We”re doing fine,” Bubba said … and when asked if Deen”s businesses were continuing to thrive despite all of the bad media, he insisted the companies were “slammed” … and he meant it in a good way.

FYI — Lisa Jackson, the woman suing Paula and Bubba, worked as the G.M. for Uncle Bubba”s Seafood and Oyster House in Savannah, Georgia from 2005 – 2010.  Bubba is part owner along with Paula.

Jackson claims Bubba is a racist who dropped the N-word in the workplace and also viewed porn on the kitchen computer.

Paula has previously claimed Jackson is a liar who is just trying to extort the family.