2 Chainz’s Escobar Restaurant
was ordered to close by Georgia authorities after throwing a raucous party for Memorial Day. Georgia State Police shut the restaurant down after noticing “the location was rather loud, busy, and occupied to be operating as a restaurant at that time of night.” The restaurant’s Instagram account features videos showing that it was packed to capacity with a line out front, as its customers danced, smoked hookah, and ordered bottle service. The police spoke to the manager and advised them that the restaurant was “violating executive orders regarding protocol issued due to COVID-19.”
2 Chainz initially received a backlash to the announcement he was planning to re-open Escobar, prompting him to reconsider and pass out meals to the homeless instead. However, Chainz was able to re-open after Georgia issued new guidelines allowing restaurants to re-open, limiting dine-in service to 10 patrons per table and per 300 square feet of public space.