How to Start Indomie & Egg Cooking Business in Nigeria 2024

Starting an indomie or noodles food joint is a profitable business in Nigeria. This food business can take your finance to the next level within three (3) months.

The perks about opening a roadside indomie fast food are that you can run it part-time with your full-day job.

I mean that you can sell your food in the evening or at weekends. It is the best side hustle cooking business.

Indomie and egg fast food businesses in Nigeria need little capital and equipment.

You do not need to hire workers to start the noodles business. Also, you can open it from your home or a small roadside kiosk.

To make money, you must add the following to your food menu;

  • Noodles and egg
  • Salad
  • Beans
  • Porridge yam
  • Sandwiches
  • Tea
  • Bread etc.

Indomie is an instant noodle that Nigerians eat. Many people love the taste of it when prepared by an expert. You must know the different recipes for preparing noodles.

Nigerians refer to all Noodles as indomie because it is more popular.

You can cook and sell any brand of noodles that people like to eat. Your culinary dexterity is an added advantage to succeed in the indomie business.

Students who have good time management can also venture into this business.

The cost of starting an indomie and egg fast food business in Nigeria is ten thousand naira (₦10,000).

In this post, I will walk you through how to start a successful indomie cooking business in Nigeria.

I would love to hear from you in the comment box below. Let me know if you have any questions or need further help.

Materials Required

Here is the list of materials and equipment you need to start a roadside indomie business in Nigeria;

  • Carton of Noodles
  • Gas Cooker
  • Cooking Utensil (Fry Pan, Fork, Knife, Plate, Etc.)
  • Takeaway Packs
  • Gas Cylinder
  • Crate of Eggs
  • Ingredients Like Carrot, Cabbage, Etc.
  • Vegetables
  • Pepper
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Plate and Spoon

Indomie Recipe

Here is the list of Nigerian indomie noodles recipes;

  • Fried Indomie Noodles
  • The Frank Indomie Noodles
  • Indomie Noodle Soup
  • Leafy Vegetable Indomie Noodles

Learn the different noodles recipes.

Indomie Cooking Business in Nigeria

Here are the strategies on how to start a successful indomie cooking business in Nigeria;

  1. Indomie Cooking Business Plan
  2. Get A Catchy Business Name
  3. Find A Good Spot Location
  4. Learn Noodles Recipe
  5. Buy Stock at A Cheap Rate
  6. Be Creative
  7. Packaging & Food Delivery
  8. Good Customer Relationship

Indomie Cooking Business Plan

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Creating a business plan is the first step to setting up a small roadside indomie restaurant.

A business plan is a written document that contains a detailed plan for your business. It is a clear outline of your objectives, goals and vision for the indomie restaurant.

You would state how you aim to achieve the objectives and profit goals in the business plan.

Writing a business plan would serve as a guideline for your business model. It would allow you to know how you can achieve your goals.

Get A Catchy Business Name

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Getting a catchy business name is necessary for your branding. Find a unique name that can resonate in the mind of your customers.

A catchy business name makes you stand out among your competitors and customers. It is a strategy to drive a sale.

Also, it is necessary to do your research and get a unique business name. Do not fall into the trap of getting a business name that is common or popular.

Your business name must rhyme to your business. What I mean is that the name of your business should give people an idea of what you sell.

A name like Tastzy Chicken gives an idea of a Chicken restaurant.

In choosing a business name, you should consider the possibility of expansion. You do not want to go through the stress of changing your business name after becoming successful.

Register your restaurant with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission. It would give you the leverage to engage in all forms of professional branding.

Note that you do not need to register your business name before starting your noodles vendor. You can always do that at a later date. But, ensure that you do that as soon as possible.

Also, get a graphic designer to create a logo and banner for your business.

Find A Good Spot Location

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Establishing a noodles fast food restaurant depends on location. The location that you site your vendor would determine whether you’d make a sale or not.

It is advisable to site your restaurant in a student environment or a place full of young people.

The thing is that the elderly do not fancy or eat indomie. It is young people who patronize noodles sellers.

Ensure that your business location is easy to spot. You do not want people to get lost trying to locate the venue for your sale.

A well-designed banner would help to put you in the spotlight.

Learn Noodles Recipe

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The open secret to being successful is to learn how to prepare different noodles recipes.

Noodles or recipes have different tastes that offer a different experience. You should master all these recipes before you start your cooking business.

Also, find out the ingredients that make noodles taste different.

For example, you can add cooked liver to your indomie for great taste. Cabbage is a popular ingredient for making noodles.

The taste of your food would make people patronize you or recommend their friends.

Buy Stock at A Cheap Rate

Nigeria food

Buying indomie, vegetables and other ingredients at a cheap rate are necessary.

You must know how to buy stocks at the market at a cheaper rate. Always buy foodstuffs in bulk.

Also, find a way to buy fresh vegetables for your cooking. You must use fresh ingredients.

Always go to the market with a list to stay on a budget.

Go to the section of the market where you can buy at wholesale price

Develop a good bargaining power

Learn how to identify original products

Be Creative

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Creativity is the hallmark of every successful business. It is the application of creativity that would make you sell more noodles.

As you know, many others are also into the indomie food business. So, give your customers a reason why they should patronize you and not your competitors.

Running a successful restaurant is not about cooking tasty foods. You find a way to make your business and food stand.

The way you can achieve this is by;

  • Create a unique logo for your business
  • Keep a clean cooking environment
  • Offer special discount
  • Send your customers a Happy New Month Message

Packaging & Food Delivery

man riding bicycle

Packaging is an essential component of running a successful food vendor business. It involves you learning the best practice on how to package your food.

Many of your customers would not want to eat at your roadside restaurant. They would request for you to package their food.

Learning how to package food with the latest food packs would give you an edge over your competitors.

Also, adding a food delivery service would increase your sale. Some people are busy or feel lazy to come outdoors to buy food.

Find a method that can allow people to order noodles from the comfort of their homes.

The use of social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram allows you to reach more customers.

Good Customer Relationship

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A good customer relationship is an open secret for every successful business.

Keeping a good and healthy relationship with your customers is necessary. It increases the trust that they have for your business.

You need to develop the customer is always right attitude. Learn to treat them like kings and queens.

A satisfied customer would always recommend your food to their friends. It is how your business will grow to the next level.

Build a solid customer relationship with your customers.

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54 thoughts on “How to Start Indomie & Egg Cooking Business in Nigeria 2024”

  1. Thank you sir for this article am really pleased with it,it has been my idea to start the indomie business but u just packed into a new environment and am looking around the environment and there’s nothing like that there and I would like to ask if I should start with only the indomie or add something else to it but I don’t know if it will move there please I need your help

    • I think it’s a great idea to start an Indomie business in a new environment, especially if there is no competition. Indomie is a very popular food, and people of all ages enjoy it.

      Also, I advise you sell other related items, not just indomie.

  2. Good Afternoon,
    My name is Ego
    i am also into cooking of noodles and egg in my area, but in my area people are not patronizing me i mean litter customer
    2: what ease can i add to make my noodles business grow
    3: what do i do to get more customer to patronize my small business
    Kindly advice on what to do

    Thank You

    • Hi Ego,

      I understand that you are having trouble getting customers for your noodles business. Here are some things you can do to improve your chances of success:

      1. Make your noodles stand out from the competition. What makes your noodles unique? Are you using fresh, local ingredients? Do you have a signature dish? Make sure your customers know what makes your noodles special.

      2. Offer competitive prices. Noodles are a relatively affordable food, so you need to make sure your prices are in line with the market. You may also want to consider offering discounts or coupons to attract new customers.

      3. Promote your business. Get the word out about your noodles business by advertising in local newspapers or online. You can also create a social media presence and use it to share photos of your food and special offers.

      4. Provide excellent customer service. This is essential for any business, but it’s especially important in the food industry. Make sure your customers have a positive experience from the moment they walk in your door to the moment they leave.

      5. Be patient and persistent. It takes time to build a successful business. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results immediately. Just keep working hard and providing excellent service, and eventually you will start to see more customers coming your way.

  3. Thanks so much sir
    I was thinking about this noodles business, but in your lesson you said we can start the business for as low as 10,000, but i believe the 10k is just for the ingredient for the start, how about the equipmen and the spot, all requires money too,

    • Hello Daniel,

      The ten thousand naira budget assumes you already have some of the essential equipment.

      But if you have to purchase them, you may have to increase your budget.

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

  4. wow.
    this article is just for me.
    have really love starting a food business but am always scared.because am always thinking of what I will do to make people patronise me.
    but here comes Indomie and egg business.
    I would love you sir to give me tips on how to do an home delivery for this.thanks

    • Hello Toluwanimi,

      It is nice to hear from you.

      I hope everything is going well on your end.

      Do you have a medium like a motorcycle or a car for food delivery?

      Do you live in a high-end neighborhood?

  5. This is my first time of commenting on posts like this. Thanx much for this info sir!
    Pls will roasted semi ripe plantain, chicken, boiled egg and noodles match well?

    • Hello Deborah,

      It is nice to hear from you.

      The answer to your questions is yes. The combo will match perfectly.

      Do a trial and see if your customers love the menu.

      I wish you success in your business.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

  6. Thank you Sir,
    This article really helps a lot.
    Am a Student also in a student environment, can I sell Noddles, Ewa agonyin, Snacks and roasted Pork meat in my spot?
    Does it goes together?
    And if there’s other things I can add to boost my sales you can state them Sir.
    Please advise.

    • Hello Oluwadarasimi,

      I am glad you find this article helpful.

      The snacks do not go well with the options here.

      You can go for noodles and roasted pork meat spot.

      The tips highlighted in this post should be sufficient to get you started.

      I wish you success.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

  7. Thanks sir for this article am a student of kogi state University. I have so many competior here doing the business. I really have interest to start mine but sir what way will my own indomie be different

    • Dear Cynthia,

      It can be different in the way you choose to spice it, in price, in the way you choose to treat your customers and in the way you choose to package it.

  8. Thank you for this article sir. It is very understandable and wonderful! Your writing skill is surperb! I must say you are a very good writer. God bless you.

  9. Thank you so much Sir for this article. I find it so helpful and a guide to put me through cos I intend starting one. Wish me a BIG goodluck on this step to greatness……

  10. Thank you very much sir/ma, I really learnt alot, I just started running my indomie and eggs business in a bear parlor area and they are like 3 people doing the same business there, please I need an advice on how I will be making sales and if you should have any other good location for me I will really appreciate, am a student I want to be running the business every evening.

    • Hello Nancy,

      It is nice to hear from you. Hope everything is going well at your end.

      I will advise you to add roasted pork meat/chicken to your cooking business.

      It will do well in a beer parlour area.

      The best location for indomie business would be around hospitals/clinics and artisans areas (mechanic workshop, etc).

      Let me know if you need further clarification.

      I wish you success in your business.

  11. This is really helpful in many ways, more wisdom from above sir, I’ve had the mind of venturing into this business and this article would help me much, but sir can you put me through on how to do delivery package as I am just a newby

    • Hello,

      It is nice to hear from you.

      Home and delivery of your food package involve logistics.

      First, you would have to let people know you offer online food delivery.

      There has to be a platform for people to order their food either on WhatsApp or Facebook.

      Also, you would need to partner with a dispatch rider to deliver your food.

      See the processes of starting a logistics business in Nigeria here.

      Let me know if you have further questions or need clarifications.

      • Thank you sir for this wonderful piece
        I really learnt a lot here
        I am about starting this business so I thought to do my research and I stumbled on your write up here sir
        Please my ask is what if student area is very far from where I live can I also sell at a place where okada stands to carry passengers and close to a market ???

        • Yes, selling at a place close to where Okada stands and close to a market could be an excellent alternative to selling directly to students if the student area is too far from where you live. You may be able to attract customers who are passing by or waiting for transportation.

          However, it would be best to remember that your target audience may differ, and you may need to adjust your marketing strategy accordingly. It’s also essential to ensure your chosen location is safe and accessible for you and your customers.

    • Hello Chinonso,

      I hope you are having a great day.

      Concerning the spot to start up your indomie business, which states do you reside in?

  12. Okay sir this article was really helpful… Well I just finished my wassce few days ago and then decided to start an indomie cooking business… But sir do u mind sharing tips on home delivery… Thanks

    • Hello Soma,

      Congratulations on completing your WASSCE examinations.

      Concerning your question, do you intend to cook and do home delivery from your home?

  13. Wow I love this article this is the first time am leaving a comment in an article but I really found this helpful and useful thanks.

    • Hello Melody,

      I hope you are having a great day.

      Thanks for your feedback.

      I am glad you find this post on starting an Indomie business in Nigeria helpful.

    • Greetings ma/ sir. I found ur article very helpful. Pls I want u to teach me d different price list in the course of this indomie business so I wouldn’t loose out as I intend starting it.

      • Hello Kate,

        The price of indomie noodles fluctuates from time to time. I’ll recommend you meet other sellers and find out what they charge for the different packs.

  14. I Love this article. Presently I am in cotonou trying my best to survive before I got the idea of me starting this business and that’s what pushed me here. Perhaps people has been advising me to start it cos of the way I have always prepare noodles and other foods to them so they always like it. Thanks for this article I am gonna work towards it to start the business.

  15. This is really helpful I’ll start working towards it I had this idea before but I didn’t have motivation I’ll do it this time thank you so much ???

    • Okay sir this article was really helpful… Well I just finished my wassce few days ago and then decided to start an indomie cooking business… But sir do u mind sharing tips on home delivery… Thanks

      • Hello Soma,

        Congratulations on completing your WASSCE examinations.

        Concerning your question, do you intend to cook and do home delivery from your home?


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