Britney Spears is buying her father a restaurant.

The 'Toxic' singer is keen for Jamie Spears - who was made co-conservator of her personal and professional affairs following her public breakdown last year - to run the new eatery when the conservatorship comes to an end.

A source said: "Britney just wanted to give him something useful as a sign of her appreciation.

"After all their ups and downs she knows he's always got her best interests at heart."

Britney - who opened her ill-fated New York restaurant Nyla in 2002 - plans to serve soul food at the Los Angeles eatery.

Soul food is popular in the southern states of America - Britney was raised in Kentwood, Louisiana - and includes dishes such as fried chicken, barbecued ribs, Black Eyed Peas and sweet potato.

Earlier this month, it was revealed Jamie wants a judge to review the conditions of the conservatorship agreement when Britney's 'Circus' world tour concludes in November.

A US website reported: "Jamie can't ask the judge to end it - just to review it. The judge then decides if Britney should regain control of her life."

Jamie thinks Britney - who currently has shared custody of her two children with ex-husband Kevin Federline, Sean Preston, three, and two-year-old Jayden James - is now strong enough to look after herself.