Mr Bigg's

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Mr. Bigg's
Public
IndustryRestaurants
Founded1973; 46 years ago (1973) in Nigeria
HeadquartersOjo, Lagos State
Key people
Derrick Van Houten (Managing Director), Larry Ettah (Chairman)
ProductsFast food, including Nigerian delicacies and UAC Foods-branded products
Websitewww.uacrestaurants.com/mr-biggs/

Mr Bigg's is one of Nigeria's fast food restaurants. Owned by Nigerian 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] In 2013, Famous Brands, South Africa, bought a 49% stake in the chain.[2]

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]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Maritz, Jaco (16 September 2013). "South African company buys stake in Nigeria's Mr Bigg's fast food chain". www.howwemadeitinafrica.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.

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