2 Chainz Is Reopening His Atlanta Restaurants

2 Chainz is preparing to reopen his two Atlanta restaurants for sit-down service, reports TMZ. The move comes after Georgia’s Republican governor announced his controversial decision to ease Covid-19-related restrictions and a month-long state shutdown.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s declaration flies in the face of experts’ warnings of a possible new surge in coronavirus infections and even a vigorous objection from President Donald Trump. The aggressive plan to reopen the state has been widely regarded as dangerous for Georgians, and for the recovery of the entire country.

2 Chainz and his business partner Snoop Dillard — who have donated hundreds of meals to medical workers on the frontlines — stress that they’re making public safety a top priority. Employees at Escobar Restaurant and Tapas will have their temperatures checked when they clock in, mandatory gloves provided, masks for cooks, and single-use paper menus for patrons.

Nevertheless, the government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Fauci told CNN that “Now is no time to back off, the virus kind of decides whether or not it’s appropriate to open it,” he said. “The one thing you don’t want to do is you don’t want to get out there prematurely and then wind up backtracking.”