2 Chainz is reopening his Atlanta restaurants for sit-down service after they were temporarily closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Both locations of Escobar Restaurant & Tapas were previously only doing take-out service during Georgia’s shutdown, but plan to reopen for full dine-in service on Monday — with extra precautions.
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Staff will have their temperatures checked before shifts, employees must wear gloves, cooks must wear masks, and patrons will be given paper menus, 2 Chainz’s business partner Snoop Dillard told the site. Additionally, any symptomatic employees must self-quarantine for 14 days before returning back to work.
The move to reopen comes after the eatery had to furlough 80% of their staff. Their sales had reportedly dropped 95% during the shutdown.
Now they plan to bring back 80 employees to get things going again with sit-down service and continued take-out.
They also plan on continuing to have live DJ sets because 2 Chainz, 42, and Snoop Dillard understand that DJs need jobs too.
The “Mercy” rapper’s plan to reopen is a controversial decision as Georgia politicians continue to battle over whether reopening its economy is the responsible thing to do.
While Gov. Brian Kemp says businesses can get back to work, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is asking people to stay home.
It’s definitely not worth the risk or potential bad PR, but it sounds like 2 Chainz & co. insist on learning the hard way.