Less than 24 hours after announcing the reopening of his Atlanta restaurant Escobar, 2 Chainz decided to postpone amid growing criticism of him reopening for dine in service amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, he took the opportunity to feed the homeless.
“After careful consideration, we are not going to open our restaurants on Monday. It has not officially been decided when we will start having dine-in service,” Snoop Dillard, 2 Chainz business partner confirmed to TMZ.
2 Chainz took to social media to post a video of residents lined up outside of the restaurant, adhering to social distancing guidelines.
“Instead of opening Escobar Restaurant up today we decided to feed the homeless.”
Sales at Escobar have been down a sombering 95 percent during the coronavirus crisis. The restaurant was forced to furlough around 80 percent of its staff and takeout service is only available until further notice.
2 Chainz also criticized the media for heavily covering the controversial reopening as opposed to the free meals that he was providing to the homeless.
“Doin my part to make a difference ! What you doin besides holding ya nuts on a young black entrepreneurs ???? What happen to the media today ??? Feeding the homeless ain’t that interesting huh ??” he wrote on Instagram.
Georgia was one of the first states to ease lockdown orders. However, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms continues to urge residents to stay home to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.
Nevertheless, feeding those in need is always a good gesture and one to be applauded.