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.
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