Good news: rapper 2 Chainz‘s Atlanta restaurant passed a 2nd inspection this week with flying colors. After scoring a dismal 59 out of 100 on Feb. 17, the restaurant received a glowing 92 A grade from health inspectors on Feb. 27.
The rap mogul, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, took corrective action after his tapas restaurant failed the inspection.
Escobar Restaurant and Tapas opened for business in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill district in December.
On Feb. 17, Escobar was cited for numerous food safety violations, including improper food storage, cross contamination of raw meat, fish and poultry; no refrigerator thermometers, and mold in the ice machine.
Inspectors recorded temps of 40 and 41 degrees in the eatery’s refrigerators. Bacteria begins to colonize on food at 40 degrees and above.
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.”