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Everyone eats out these days. Fast food and restaurants are gradually becoming an essential part of everyday life and social interactions – from business meetings to romantic dates, family dinners. It’s also a huge part of our economy, providing a large number of jobs and opportunities for Nigerians.

Did you know?

  • Restaurant is a French term meaning Food that restores
  • The oldest restaurant, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the Botin Restaurant located in Madrid, Spain. It has been in operation since 1725.
  • The oldest fast food chain in Nigeria is Mr Biggs founded by UAC Foods, in 1973
  • Restaurants have been around dating back to ancient civilisations where bread and wine were sold on the street
  • Rice, in all it’s variations, is one of the most ordered food in Nigeria fast food
  • The restaurant industry is the largest employer in the USA.
  • The world’s largest restaurant is Bamwabet Dimashq Restaurant in Syria with 6,014 available seats, owned by Mr. Shaker Al Samman in Damascus, Syria.
  • Nigeria’s fast food sector employs over 500,000 people
  • Lagos state is the most restaurant-saturated state, covering a wide variety of food options from local meals to Thai food.
  • Le Pré Catelan, Paris is one of the most expensive restaurant in the world
  • Hard Rock Cafe is one of the most expensive restaurant in Lagos, Nigeria.

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This article was first published on 25th April 2018


Amara Adanna Ogbonna is a Christian, foodie, and lover of arts. She spends most of her time on Facebook.

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