If the mere mention of food alone triggers a deep craving for the munchies within you, then its advisable that you stay away from a certain trend on Twitter right now, as one stroll down the timeline would have you fantasizing about of all the original recipes Mr Biggs, one time monopoly leader of the fast food industry has in its menu.
Not only is the mouth watering descriptions of the fast food snacks being discussed but also the incentives that led to securing the iconic yellow bag. People took to Twitter to discuss the role Mr Biggs played in their childhood, for some it was merely another food outlet, while for other, snacks from this outlet simply denoted a celebratory bounty.
First time I had a treat from Mr Biggs was in primary four when our teacher promised a burger from Mr. Biggs for anybody that gets 49 or 50/50 in a test. Me and Jamaal got that mark and she bought two for us which we shared with our classmates.
Omg it was like paradise pic.twitter.com/XkkSj094oz
— Mukarram Ruma (@Ruma010) May 15, 2020
Mr. Biggs not only featured prominently in some of our best childhood memories, it was the fuel that powered many of our secondary school relationships. This user remembers using Mr. Biggs as a pacifier for his girlfriend whenever a fight broke out between them. For him, it was fight and then make up over a delicacy from Mr. Biggs, and a lot of people seemed to agree.
I remembered when Mr biggs Was reigning, any small fight with your girlfriend that time must be settled at Mr biggs pic.twitter.com/uhiXXlFSEk
— Mayowa Olagunju ❁ (@iam_doctormayor) May 15, 2020
For some it served as the perfect venue for a date. If you wanted to impress a girl in the late 90s and early 2000s in Nigeria, Mr Biggs was your spot.
Mr. Biggs and Sweet Sensation would always be a point of reference for every first date. I remember when I was young and foolish. I had my first date at Mr. Biggs, Ogba.
I bought her 2 meat-pies, 1 scotch egg and a bottle of coke, then bought only water for myself.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) May 15, 2020
For some Mr Biggs served as motivation. Most Nigerians, especially millennials can certainly relate to this fact. If you were born sometime around 1991 to the year 2000, you may be familiar with the bribery tactic that our parents employed to get us to do stuffs, holding us to ransom over a promise of a treat from the ever elusive Mr Biggs.
This was the driving force behind the motivation that propelled a lot kids back then to put in the work and make our parents happy, be it at home or in school. The mission was always simple; do whatever it takes to secure a tasty treat from Mr Biggs.
I have never said this but Mr Biggs meat pie motivated me to come first in my class several times.
— Slim daddy (@tinniebouncer) May 15, 2020
The trend today was both an amusing and a realistic trip down memory lane, one that brought into prospect how a single franchise can impact an entire generation. The discussion also sparking a curiosity as to whether this once national treasure would make a triumphant come back to its former level of fast food nobility.