Officials also reported expired milk and raw hamburgers stored over collard greens.
Justin Andrews, Escobar spokesman, said the restaurant heralds customer service and safe food handling.
Andrews acknowledged the new restaurant encountered some challenges and shortcomings, but said they have addressed them and look forward to the re-inspection.
"We hang our hats on being champions of service," he said.
Follow-up inspections are generally completed within 10 days of the original evaluation.