2 Chainz

Rapper 2 Chainz took corrective action after his tapas restaurant failed a recent inspection.

The rap mogul, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, opened Escobar Restaurant and Tapas in Atlanta's Castleberry Hill district in December.

The menu included lobster tail, crab legs, shrimp tacos and chicken sliders. At night, Escobar restaurant transformed into a bar and lounge complete with a gold Mercedes Benz DJ booth in one corner.

But less than 3 months after the much-hyped grand opening, the restaurant failed a health inspection, scoring an unsatisfactory 59 out of 100.

Escobar was cited for numerous food safety violations, including improper food storage, cross contamination of raw meat; inadequate refrigerator temperature, and mold in the ice machine.

2 Chainz promptly fired 5 shift managers and replaced them with new hires with at least 5 years experience in the restaurant business.

An insider tells TMZ the new management "made major changes to continue to be champions of food safety, service and just plain good food."

Inspectors will return to the restaurant this week.

Thanks to loyal reader Missmiami305 for the tip.

  • digital_femme

    I know somebody who ate there twice and she said that the food was pretty good but the kitchen looked so small and crammed it was a wonder that anything could get done.

  • Sucker Free

    missmiami305...girrrlluh u made it ?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Good for him. Stay on top of it!

  • rashad walker

    2 Chainz promptly fired 5 shift managers and replaced them with new hires with at least 5 years experience in the restaurant business.

    Shouldn't people who previous management at notable resturaunts been hired to begin with. This is what happens when you open resturaunts as a secondary cash flow vs it being something your passionate about!

  • PrettyBrown28

    Now that's how you handle business issues. Take note TI.

  • KDub

    It's not too late for a Wing Stop or other franchise Chainz. Lose that zero....

  • missmiami305
  • Erin Blockabitch

    People want to open restaurants but don't want to actually run them. Everyone I know who owned a restaurant or multiple restaurants spent morning, noon and night in those establishments. I admire people for expanding their brands, but a restaurant isn't something you can open, never be directly involved in and expect it to succeed.

  • MystyBlu
  • Carolina Blue

    Damn shame....

  • puppylove

    Competency is frowned upon in that party

  • Vonn

    MOLD in the ice machine? Lawd.

  • Erin Blockabitch

    That's a lot of ice machines, ice cream machines, etc. If they're not cleaned out properly, they can house everything from mold to hepatitis. People touch ice with their bare hands, their hands are dirty and it can infect people drinking beverages containing that ice.

    Same goes for limes, lemons and other fruits bars and restaurants use in drink making.

  • Zizzle

    It's almost like they try to look stupid.

  • MystyBlu

    It's sad. They're not just stupid but angry. Dangerous combination!

  • MystyBlu

    Competency, compassion, credentials, you name it! ?

  • MystyBlu

    The one thing they have a 100% success rate with

  • Strong White Woman

    Very dangerous.

  • Carolina Blue

    Its so disgusting!

  • MystyBlu

    Ice machines and soft serve ice cream/froyo have mold. Why they suggest pregnant women avoid soft serve these days. Crazy

  • MystyBlu

    I try not to even talk about these fools but they stay pissing the world off.

  • MystyBlu

    It is! Like they reward ignorance!

  • Vonn

    Businesses should never handle ice with bare hands, but I know a lot of them do. I hope he does well. He does a lot for the community.

  • Carolina Blue

    Smdh!

  • MystyBlu

    Gotta low key pay attention in case he ends up declaring war via twitter ?

  • Erin Blockabitch

    He needs to be more hands on with anything involving his name or his money. That's everyone who is in business. I'm sure he will do just fine.

  • Vonn

    It's just so gross. Eww.

  • klwbaby

    R.I.P BIG ANG...

  • MystyBlu

    Yeah one of my coworkers told me this some years back when they added the restriction on pregnant women. I'm like hell ion wanna eat mold either! ?

  • Vonn

    I love supporters of the community, especially men.

  • Erin Blockabitch

    There's a sign in Winston-Salem, NC that reads: "Real men provide. Real women appreciate it." People have the audacity to take offense to it. This is the world we live in.

    Men want to be women. Women are forced into playing dual roles of mother and father because men are shunning their responsibilities as men, husbands and fathers. It's a sad state of affairs.

    I appreciate men who desire nothing more than to be who they were ordained to be. Bonus points when they don't subscribe to the gender stereotypes that because they are men, they desire to be polygamists or infidels.

  • NeverSurprised

    I applaud him for moving quickly to address the problem. PLENTY of restaurants, some of them very high end, have received negative inspection reports. In 2014, 13 people who ate at Nobu in LA (one of DeNiro's restaurants) contracted potentially deadly Norovirus. Turns out the restaurant hadn't been inspected in over a year. And Nobu is expensive as hell. They've also found roaches and a bunch of other crap at one of Wolfgang Puck's restaurants, so it can happen to anyone. http://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigations/LA-County-Restaurants-Inspections-301592901.html

  • NeverSurprised

    ??????

  • Vonn

    I saw that too. I don't see anything wrong with. I would never be with a man that didn't provide & I appreciate it.

  • missmiami305

    Tis why my husband hates eating out

  • missmiami305

    No offense here. Shid it is the truth

  • MissyJ

    I mean why didn't you have these folks from the beginning? Ain't no health inspector coming in to tell me shat I don't already know. Having a successful restaurant is the HARDEST business. I'm not trusting folks or half assing it.

  • Carolina Blue

    Some white lady is planning a protest over the sign....smh

  • missmiami305

    She needs to sit her arse down. I hope she out there by her lonesome lol

  • Carolina Blue

    She sure does! Shes on some ole "women equality" bull....hoe sit down!

  • Django the God

    I ask "no ice".

  • Erin Blockabitch

    Because she wants to misguide impressionable women into believing we don't "need" men. As long as all of our mothers are women and all of our fathers are men, women need men and men need women. I don't see that changing.

  • missmiami305

    Yup it is. I used to be utterly disgusted watching Kitchen Nightmares. Most had no clue how to run a successful restaurant.

  • Erin Blockabitch

    Unless...you. ????

  • Erin Blockabitch

    Amen and amen again.

  • MystyBlu

    I never get ice. Ever! I don't even use ice at home lol I just like my drinks cold

  • Django the God

    I just ate at a little neighborhood vegan cafe.

    I haven't had grey poupon in years, it was alright though.

  • Erin Blockabitch
  • Django the God

    What yall say Rihanna always do when she sings, yodel, billy goat?

    LOL I just heard it for the first time.

  • puppylove

    Classic elegance. She giving me Diahann Carroll tease.

  • MystyBlu

    Me and my mom were just talking about Diahann the other day and how she grew into her beauty and still looks good! We were watching Carmen Jones

  • Carolina Blue

    We'll see how that works out for her....?

  • Carolina Blue

    Always...i like warm water.

  • Real Name

    What about that Remy Ma diss record, you posted on a Sunday can we get some good gossip???

  • puppylove

    Yes, Diahann is LEGEND.

  • Erin Blockabitch

    It won't. If she doesn't like the billboard, she isn't required to drive past it nor look at it. Poor thing. Lol

  • MissyJ

    Chile we done discussed and dissected down yonder... We don't need Auntie to be great.. You late

  • MystyBlu

    And she's bbaaadddd! Beat breast cancer and everything. Always loved me some Mrs. Diahann...even on dynasty lol

  • MissyJ

    So frowned upon. It's Forrest Gump or naw in that party.. Like you sign a waiver to be seen as stoopid

  • MystyBlu

    ???? I thought it, you typed it. That horse has been beat into the ground!

  • puppylove

    I had no idea Laura Prepon was expecting.

  • puppylove

    Beat cancer 2X

  • MystyBlu

    I had no idea she slept with men. Ain't she a Scientologist?! I'm guessing they set her up with a baby daddy

  • missmiami305

    She looks fab. Simple and chic?

  • MystyBlu

    Right! She ain't nothing to play with. I sooooo wanted to see a raisin in the sun when she was supposed to play Denzel's mom. Would've been heaven! I love that okay and even diddy couldn't ruin the remake for me

  • missmiami305

    Remember this commerical as a kid. It used to trip me out
    https://youtu.be/uwOCOm9Z0YE

  • Erin Blockabitch
  • Lovezoe

    Y'all so petty lol

  • MystyBlu

    ??????

  • Lovezoe

    Piss water

  • missmiami305

    I have no desire to be considered as a man's equal. None what so ever. Call me foolishness or whatever you want. I am ole skool. Men are supposed to provide and protect.

  • jussaying

    ehh. think he needs to pick a hustle. either it's a full service restaurant or it's a bar/lounge. not both.

  • digital_femme

    Sift through the almost 2,000 comments on yesterday's post and you'll find the 15 comments. ?

  • puppylove

    And apparently Trey Songz a freak, but not the kind nucy like.

  • MystyBlu

    ?? what he do?

  • MissyJ

    Yeah she been with her Scientology boo

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Run over by a plow at least thrice.

    HE GONE!

  • Carolina Blue

    Piss water?

  • puppylove
  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I was just about to type Diahann Carroll.

  • MystyBlu

    Dead and gooonnnneee in my TI voice!

  • Carolina Blue

    My thoughts exactly. You know they have to find a way to make it all about them though.

  • puppylove

    I love a classic look. That pic coukd have been taken anytime in the last 30, 40 years and STILL slay.

  • Carolina Blue

    Right. You know how white women are.

  • MystyBlu

    What the what?! Bye Tremaine! ???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    "Dynasty" was, and still is, EVERYTHING! They did that! Reminds me of an old movie by the name of "Giant" with a young Liz Taylor and James Dean.

    Dra. Muh.

  • Carolina Blue

    Now he know good and gat damn well!!!

  • Erin Blockabitch

    Because too many of them are coming from a place of false privilege and even more false entitlement. That's why I'm happy Trump is in office. They're overdue for a good humbling. That's something only one of their own can serve them with.

    Sometimes things don't work as we may wish or plan, but ultimately, God is in charge. He will take what was meant for our harm and use it for our good. That's applies to our country's leadership, too. ??

  • Carolina Blue

    Petty!!!!?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Just nasty. Make you never want to eat out again.

  • Carolina Blue

    Shes late by a land slide and 48hours.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    It comes out of there cold anyhow. What's the point, unless, you just have to have it.

  • MystyBlu

    Giant was 50-11 hours but I LOVED me some Liz Taylor! Still think her and Ava Gardner are tied for most beautiful (white-ish) Hollywood chicks! I watched dynasty and falcons crest as a kid. Dynasty is in amazon but I haven't watched yet

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Ninja palease ..
    ???

  • Carolina Blue

    Shes eye candy, let her be great!

  • Carolina Blue

    Git em boo!

  • MystyBlu

    Haha why did I think his thang was a purple dildo?! ?

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol down vote.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I am QUICK to tell an establishment your ice is dirty or your machine is dirty. It's nothing for me to ask when was the taps last cleaned because this looks tacky.

  • Erin Blockabitch

    You are a fan of Robin Fenty's vocal stylings?

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol i still say hes bi. I saw him fuckking that chic with a dick. I shall never forget.?

  • Carolina Blue

    Yeah for the most part. ?

  • MystyBlu

    Wait what chick with a dyck? And I can believe he's bi. Ion fully trust dudes who are into butt lovin ????? I think that should only be plan b if the cookie is worn out and ion have those problems lol

  • Carolina Blue

    Yeah shits mad old. Some tranny bitch exposed him. He was jacking the dick too. Saw the singer Mario gettin head in the shower by a dude .you can tell neither of them knew they was being recorded.

  • Erin Blockabitch

    She records some good songs. I also like her presence in her videos. She appears to have a very big personality, at least as it pertains to her work. I like a few of her Anti songs, but I've never purchased a Rihanna album. (I have one burner CD of hers - Loud).

  • MystyBlu

    Smdh not completely shocked about Mario either. There were rumors back in the day when he was sent to NJ to record his first album that he was passed around to get on. When he started singing NeYo songs I was like ? I feel for him though with his upbringing. I'm sure his mama still in them streets getting high

  • Wreckognize Game

    Question.. Was that really Omarion doing the Choppa style with his paynus?

  • Carolina Blue

    Did you see her perform "stay" on SNL?? She sounded good and looked even better.

  • Erin Blockabitch
  • Carolina Blue

    Oop!

  • Haha

    Rappers are all thugs

  • Carolina Blue

    Thank you Fendi!!!! ????? lawd a mercy!!

  • MystyBlu

    When you see the same person upvote EVERY one of your posts but you never font them ? Notifications on fire from days old posts smdh

  • Erin Blockabitch

    No. It is the rarest of occasions that I watch SNL. Maybe if Curren$y or MF Doom performs, I'll watch. Lol

  • Carolina Blue

    Girl he was twirling it like a baton....lmao

  • Haha

    Font them?

  • MystyBlu

    I love Mario and wanted him to win. His mama fukked that up for him. Steady getting high and telling folks he would pay when he got off tour. Just reckless with it

  • Carolina Blue

    I dont watch but i did youtube her performance...check it out. MF DOOM??????

  • Lovezoe

    New post wrestling girl turned boy

  • Carolina Blue

    Lord child.....he still looks young as hell.

  • MystyBlu

    Only time I loved her live voice was with that song. ? No comment on the rest ??

  • Erin Blockabitch

    She really is stunning. I think I saw her at Saks in Beverly Hills one afternoon. I wasn't trying to stare, but I caught a glimpse of her in the Chanel accessories section. She looked so modelesque. I hope she lays off of the vices, because when she puts a mic down, she can be a brand ambassador, model, etc. indefinitely.

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol admires

  • Wreckognize Game

    ???

  • Carolina Blue

    Down vote and fail.

  • Carolina Blue

    ???

  • Haha

    What I do

  • puppylove

    He has a heavy penis ?????

  • Carolina Blue

    I agree.

  • MystyBlu

    Yeah he does! And he still sounds good but underrated and doesn't get good material anymore. He puts me in the kind of Lloyd. Were hot for a minute then completely forgotten

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol oh please.

  • Carolina Blue

    True

  • Wreckognize Game

    Why can't I screenshot? WTF with Halle Berry hair

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol yeah its large.

  • Erin Blockabitch

    MF DOOM/Viktor Vaughn/King Geedorah aka Zev Love X from KMD back in the 90's. KMD were 3rd Bass affiliates. They started out with a single called "Peachfuzz." His brother, Subroc, who was in the group died around the time their 2nd album was either released or to be released. He dipped from the industry and re-emerged as DOOM. He only performs in a mask like Dr. Doom from Marvel Comics. Excellent lyricist. Excellent producer. Beats are out of this world.

    Which reminds me, I still need a DOOM mask.

  • MystyBlu

    Blue I love you but yeah... I'm glad she seems to be seeing a vocal coach. Difference between 90s and 2000s MJB

  • MystyBlu

    It was nice! But ion wanna see no damn video of you twirling your junk. Sooooo not a turn on! Puts me in the mind of a child

  • MystyBlu

    Stalker much?! This person always upvotes me...days later and I never font with them. Ever. Weird

  • MystyBlu

    ???stawp!

  • Lovezoe

    She mean.

  • NeverSurprised

    I KNOW!!! Beyond awful.

  • MystyBlu

    Just straight no chaser ??

  • Carolina Blue

    Im honest

  • MystyBlu

    Brutally

  • Haha

    Mean

  • MystyBlu

    Welp, guess I will call it a night. Refuse to go upstairs to that fukkery! Have a good one folks!

  • NeverSurprised

    Stunning is definitely the word for her. She and Sandra Bullock filmed a scene from their upcoming movie down the street from where I live in NY. I never stop to watch filming, but when I saw that it was her I stopped dead in my tracks. She. Was. Gorgeous.

  • MissyJ

    Yaaaaassss

  • T Kenny

    fire they asses ! clean house ! pun intended ??

  • Lovezoe

    That's how I describe warm water

  • Carolina Blue

    Sorry charlie.

  • Carolina Blue

    ?.

  • Haha

    Who's charlie

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol

  • Carolina Blue

    Oh i see....

  • Carolina Blue

    Bye.

  • Haha

    Weird

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    The hate be real in these intanets streets chile ??

  • Carolina Blue

    ??

  • Carolina Blue

    I"ll have to check these folks out.

  • Erin Blockabitch

    Those are DOOM's aliases. He is but one person. Lol. He also collaborates with other rappers and producers. There's the Madvillain 'Madvillainy' album with Madlib. (A personal favorite of mine.) There's a JJ DOOM project. DOOM had an album with Grimm called MF Grimm. (Old project.) He also worked with Ghostface Killah, amongst others. IF you like hip-hop, you may find DOOM and/or his collaborations to your liking.

    He also has Special Herbs Vols. 0-9, which are nothing but DOOM beats.

  • Pebbles

    Chile!

    I listed to it like this ??? Nikki this ain't want you want..

    The tea that was dropped..

  • Real Name

    Lol

  • Django the God

    My mother used to imitate the Grey Poupon commercials and Thomas English Muffins.

    It used to kill me...

  • Django the God

    My fav

  • Allihave2say

    This is how we do it.... nah, nah, nah, nah, nah!

  • darealwifey

    Good for him! I am a believer that black people are capable of being good business people. He is correct not to tolerate mediocrity, but he has to stay on top of that business like white on rice.

  • darealwifey

    I knew about the ice, but not the soft serve machine...that's my fav, too. :-(

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Welcome in sister. ?

  • darealwifey

    Cut the brother some slack. I applaud him for stepping outside his comfort zone and doing something productive with his money rather than cars, strip clubs and jewelry. It's clear he is new to the food industry and he isn't the first person to jump in with little experience. As long as he learns from and corrects these little missteps, he can be successful. He did the right thing by firing every last manager and starting from scratch. Now his new management team has been put on notice that he's serious about his restaurant. The food on his menu really does look phenomenal. I would visit his place if lived in ATL.

    The only advice I have for the brother is that his prices are a little too low, but it's hard to raise prices after you've already debuted your menu.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Good Job!! It's not personal, it's business so handle yours man!

  • chappedlippz

    Sidebar. How many years experience did the old shift managers have?

    Those are serious violations. Glad he is paying close attention.

  • pure_rachet

    Wait a min... What the... I need links.

  • Carolina Blue

    I think they scrubbed it babe.

  • pure_rachet

    I just now realized I can down vote.

  • Carolina Blue

    Really?

  • pure_rachet

    Lol I don't post that much.