We started the business in our hostel back in KNUST — Pizzaman-Chickenman CEO

Business & Finance Pizzaman-Chickenman CEO, Chris B
Pizzaman-Chickenman CEO, Chris B

What started as a small campus business in their university hostel room has grown into one of Ghana's most popular fast food sellers.

Christian Boakye Yiadom, popularly known as Chris B, the CEO of Chickenman Pizzaman, recounted how he and his partners started their entrepreneurial journey while studying at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Speaking at an event, Chris B shared that when they first launched their business in 2018, start up capital was a huge challenge.

"We started this business in our hostel back in KNUST. At the start, we used our study table because we couldn't afford a kitchen table in 2018," he said.

He noted that certain essential items they needed wasn't available to take off but their determination to get their business become a reality kept them pushing through.

According to him, they put their creativity together where they started using A4 sheet to package food for customers.

"Our first packaging material was an A4 sheet and we applied the Pythagorean theorem to do that," Chris B recalled.

From those humble beginnings operating in a hostel room, Chickenman Pizzaman has grown bigger.

The company's Ahodwo branch in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, was the first pizza joint in Ghana to operate 24 hours a week.

It has several branches in Accra, Kumasi and other regions.

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