Sababa Restaurant & Lounge in Long Beach To Close Its Doors July 31


sababaAfter a successful five-year run as one of Long Beach’s most popular places to dine, drink and mingle, Sababa Restaurant & Lounge at The Marketplace will close its doors for good on July 31. For the next three weeks, guest can enjoy Sababa’s signature dishes and menu of Mediterranean fare along with handcrafted cocktails and alfresco socializing. The restaurant is open Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-midnight; until 2am Friday and Saturday; and 4pm-10pm on Sunday until the end of the month.

‘This was a difficult decision for me, says Rochman, who opened Sababa, which means ‘cool in Hebrew, in 2010. ‘I’m in the process of securing jobs at other restaurants for as many of my employees as possible. Many of those who work here have become like family to me.

Rochman, the father of four young boys, started a new company, Better Chains, which has grown much faster than he ever anticipated. Currently the company has dozens of clients, from Long Beach to New York to Israel.

Better Chains is cloud-based management tool that helps restaurant and franchise owners streamline operations with simple solutions in a plug-n-play fashion. As a restaurateur Rochman saw the need for a suite of back office tools that could be turned on and off as needed. Focusing on multi-unit and franchise structures, the modules integrate a single dashboard view of all restaurant locations giving complete visibility of operations and real-time intelligence to the user no matter where they are accessed from. Rochman’s only requirement with the finished product was that it be simple and user-friendly.

‘I believe Better Chains will revolutionize the restaurant industry, added Rochman. ‘It’s designed to save time and money, plus restaurant owners and general managers of small and large chains can manage restaurant operations from just about anywhere.

Sababa will welcome its last guests on Friday, July 31 until 2am. The restaurant is located next door to BevMo at The Marketplace in Long Beach where 2nd Street and Pacific Coast Highway meet. For more information, call 562.252.3572 or visit online


posted by Andrea Gonzalez 7/10/15

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