- The correct title of this article is the ungrammatical Mr Bigg's, rather than Mr. Bigg's. This is supported by the website and logo.
|Founded||1973 in Nigeria|
|Headquarters||Ojota, Lagos State|
|Key people||Mr. Derrick Van Houten (Managing Director), Mr Larry Ettah(Chairman)|
|Products||Fast food, including Nigerian delicacies and UAC Foods-branded products|
Mr. Bigg's is one of Nigeria's first chain of fast food restaurants. Owned by conglomerate United African Company of Nigeria PLC, there are currently around 170 locations in Nigeria, including the country's first drive-through restaurant, with another four locations in Ghana.
The restaurant is styled after McDonald's, and is known for its red and yellow colour scheme and meat pies. Mr. Bigg's history begins with the coffee shops inside Kingsway Department Stores in the 1960s. In 1973, these shops were rebranded as Kingsway Rendezvous, which became Mr. Bigg's in 1986. The chain saw rapid expansion after becoming one of the first Nigerian companies to sell franchises to investors.
Mr. Bigg's specialty is the meat pie. A common lunch might also include scotch eggs, a sugared donut, chicken, and a soft drink. While western fare such as hamburgers is served, Nigerian delicacies such as jollof rice and moin moin are more popular. Birthday cakes are also a popular product, and Mr. Bigg's bakery offers cakes and pastries.