After opening his first restaurant, Escobar, six years ago 2 Chainz plans to expand his restaurant chain across the country. The move by 2 Chainz and Mychel Dillard comes after 2 Chainz was sued for using the intellectual property of Pablo Escobar in 2020 and they ended up settling with the family of Escobar for $15,000 after the Escobar family had sued 2 Chainz for $10 million in damages over intellectual property rights.
2 Chainz said he and his business partner Mychel “Snoop” Dillard signed their first franchise agreement for Escobar after successfully running their three Atlanta locations. “Snoop was one of the people that really made my transition into this hospitality space easier because originally my introduction to the space was real estate,” said the artist. He continued, “I own properties and dirt and stuff like that. So that merged with her passion and mine and made me very comfortable in this space going on six years now.”