Mr Bigg's

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Mr. Bigg's
Industry Restaurants
Founded 1973 in Nigeria
Headquarters Ojo, Lagos State
Key people
Derrick Van Houten (Managing Director), Larry Ettah (Chairman)
Products Fast food, including Nigerian delicacies and UAC Foods-branded products

Mr Bigg's is one of Nigeria's 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.[1]

A Mr. Biggs store

The restaurant 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.[1]

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[citation needed]. Mr Bigg's also bakery offers cakes and pastries.[2]


  1. ^ a b "UAC of Nigeria: Our Mr. Biggs Business". United African Company of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Mr Bigg's: Company Info - History". United African Company of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 

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