Top 5 Best Chain Restaurants In Nigeria (2024)

Greater majority of Nigeria populace are youths and a high number of this population are embracing eating out culture.

best chain restaurants in nigeria

Those who operates chain restaurants in Nigeria have benefited from its large population. It is not difficult to see why year after year; new restaurant brands make entry into the market.

It is a viable business in this part of the world. To buttress this point further, entry of some top international restaurants like KFC, is evident to back up the above stated points.

However, a lot of chain restaurants in Nigeria has moved from becoming public favorites to going into oblivion.

This shows how fragile and tricky the sector can be. In today’s Nigeria, there exists top chain restaurants that is driving the sector.

These top chain restaurants have outlets across major cities in Nigeria and are serving the best meals, deserts, ice creams, burgers to the general public.

In this post, Nigerian Informer have come up with top 5 best, popular and most visited chain restaurants in Nigeria.

Nigeria Top Chain Restaurants

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)

Kentucky Fried chicken is an American restaurant chain that is headquartered in Louisville. It is one of the pioneer foreign franchises to enter the food market in Nigeria.

KFC as popularly called, has outlets in major Nigerian cities especially Lagos, also, there is few outlets at Port Harcourt and Abuja.

The chain restaurants offer sales and delivery of baked food, fried chicken, fried potatoes and ice cream.

It is one of the leading brands in Nigeria restaurants chain industry. In an interview with Africa Outlook, an online magazine, Bruce Layzell, KFC General Manager New African Markets, noted that the restaurant plan to increase its operations and outlets in Nigeria.

Genesis Restaurant

Another top restaurant chain in Nigeria is Genesis restaurant. Genesis restaurant has over 23 outlets in Nigeria especially Port Harcourt city.

The restaurant offers wide variety of meals and snacks made from the freshest ingredients and to the highest standards.

The restaurant chain is part of Genesis conglomerates. Its restaurants span across major cities of Port Harcourt, Owerri, Abuja and Enugu.

Genesis restaurant offer national protein and sauce, rice, pizza, pastries, drinks, bread and lots more. Genesis restaurant setting and environments are exquisite and inviting.

Chicken Republic

Chicken Republic is a Nigerian chain restaurant founded in 2004. The restaurant operates in Nigeria and Ghana with over 70 locations.

The restaurant makes best of Fried chicken, chickwizz, amma jamma spaghetti, chicken wrap, chief burger, zippy burger etc.

Chicken Republic operates in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu and some other top Nigerian cities.

It is one of the most popular and reputable chain restaurants in Nigeria and is regarded as Nigeria’s largest chicken restaurant chain.


Opened in the year 1997, at Festac town Lagos, Tantalizers is a leading restaurant chain in Nigeria.

It is the only Nigerian food restaurant listed in Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE). The restaurant chain has over 60 outlets scattered across Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Port Harcourt.

The restaurant operates 7days of the week and is renowned for serving best of jollof/fried rice, swallows with assorted soups, ice cream, bread, pastries, and even Chinese food.

Despite its struggle in recent times, the food company remain a force in the market.


Kilimanjaro is a Nigerian top restaurant chain headquartered in Port Harcourt Rivers state. It was founded in 2004 by Ebele Enuwa.

The restaurant is a leading brand in Nigeria with over 30 outlets situated across Benin, Ogun, Abia, Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Yenagoa, Uyo, Lagos, Delta, and Enugu.

It is a quick service restaurant and offer outdoor services. Kilimanjaro deliver fresh, hot and mouth-watering meals, pastries, sandwiches and beverages to thousands of customers.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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