We had the good fortune of connecting with Faran Tariq and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Faran, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The biggest lesson I have learned is you should never stay stagnant. If you are not innovating and improving your business then you are losing. Your customers notice. Even small improvements and changes make an impact over time. Even your employees take notice and get excited that they are part of change and growth.

What should our readers know about your business?
Sababa Mediterranean Cuisine is located in Richardson, TX, which is quickly becoming a haven for foodies. Our food is halal and made with a whole lot of passion. We opened our doors in 2013 and it has certainly been a wild ride. Every day is unpredictable and it keeps me on my toes. An important lesson I’ve learned so far is that business, at the end of the day, is a group of people working towards a common goal. Therefore it is vital to make sure your hiring process is right. Without the right people, you cannot succeed.

We take pride in keeping our restaurant clean, making fresh, affordable food, and providing our customers with a friendly atmosphere in which they can enjoy lunch or dinner. The next time you have a craving for great food with a Mediterranean flair, stop by and visit us at Sababa Mediterranean Cuisine.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite places including the American Airlines Center to go watch Mavericks games, Oceanic Thai for food, and The Shops at Legacy. These places are great for fun, food, and for hanging out.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shout out Akram Ghazal. He is a restaurateur that has been a mentor and friend.

Website: www.https://www.sababacuisine.com/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SababaMediterraneanCuisine/

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