ATOKA, Okla. (KTEN) — Reba's Place in downtown Atoka isn't open quite yet, but 160 employees have now started their orientation at Texoma's newest celebrity restaurant.

The three-week training is centered around culture and job performance.

"Getting them excited at understanding what the history of the town, the business, and Reba herself is, so that they are fully knowledgeable when our guests come on," said restaurant spokesperson Curtess Mortenson. "Then we are going to spend another two weeks where we will do job training, where they are going to understand all of the details of their jobs with a really in-depth knowledge of the foods and menus and retail programs, so they are really experts when people come in."

Reba McEntire's restaurant is set to open in the middle of December.