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April 25, 2020

Rapper 2 Chainz Changes His Mind About Re-Opening His Atlanta Restaurants Too Soon

2 Chainz, rapper and owner of Escobar Restaurant and Tapas

Another rapper in Georgia has decided to keep his businesses closed despite the fact that the Governor has decided to re-open the state. Initially, 2 Chainz and his business partner Snoop Dillard said that they would re-open two of their Escobar Restaurant and Tapas locations. But now the two entrepreneurs have changed their minds for public safety and health concerns.
They told TMZ that "after careful consideration, we are not going to open our restaurants on Monday. It has not officially been decided when we will start having dine-in service."

Rapper Killer Mike had already made a similar decision about his Atlanta barbershops, and super producer Jermaine Dupri issued a sharp warning for African Americans not to fall for the "okie-dokie". All of them have the same line of reasoning; It's simply just too early, and not yet safe to re-open Black-owned businesses - especially since data has revealed that African Americans are more likely to die from COVID-19.

2 Chainz says his fine dining restaurants, which employ about 80 people, will continue to operate for take-out and delivery services only until further notice.

His restaurant chain is famously known for it's elegant menu featuring items such as crab cakes, lobster tails, shrimp & grits, smoked salmon chips, and it's signature selection of drinks and desserts.