VENTURES AFRICA- South African sea food restaurant, Ocean Basket has sealed a franchise arrangement to open its 154th outlet in Nigeria’s highbrow residential and commercial area – Victoria Island, Lagos.
The new restaurant has a massive 250 seat capacity that offers a choice of inside or outside terrace and garden seating. It warms the family ambiance that heightens dining experience and appreciates the convenience of the on-site parking.
Unlike other Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) in Nigeria, Ocean basket plans to dish out only sea foods. The new entrant service will therefore increase competition among Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) owners in the country.
Ocean basket menu includes wide range of Mediterranean starters, main courses of superb fresh fish, including calamari, line fish, hake, and prawns, all served with chips, rice, stir-fried vegetable or salad. There are also platters and combinations of seafood treats to share and feast on. As for the sushi menu, it includes all the popular options – sushi/nigiri, sashimi, maki, hand rolls, fashion sandwiches, rainbow rolls, California rolls, a sashimi platter and a salmon platter.
According to Ocean Basket Nigeria Managing Director (MD), Kayode Olu Martins at the unveiling of the Lagos, “Ocean Basket is adding a South African touch to this vibrant, colourful, and exotic country (Nigeria), which has one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and is, indeed, among the most exciting countries on the planet.”
“As a socially responsible company, Ocean Basket Nigeria has created direct and indirect employment to over 50 Nigerians and this number will increase with every new restaurant opening in other parts of the city, including Abuja Federal capital territory of Nigeria,” he said.
Ocean Basket is rapidly expanding worldwide, with almost 190 restaurants in Asia, Middle East and Africa including a 80-seat restaurant in the popular resort of Paphos on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.