Omar Yunes was crowned the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW). In an event, which took place on December 5, 2015, in Florence, Italy, Omar, a franchisee of Sushi Itto emerged the top. Omar has been a franchisee of the leading Japanese food chain, Sushi Itto at the age of 21. Today, Mr. Yunes owns 13 franchised units located in Puebla, Mexico City, and Veracruz. The 13 units represent 10% of all the units owned by Sushi Itto. Yunes was honored for his unmatched contribution towards the brand’s success.
In a statement during the event, Mr. Yunes dedicated the award to his team of 400 employees suggesting that winning the award could be impossible without them. Omar Yunes beat competitors from over 34 countries including Argentina, France, Brazil, Italy, Hungary, and Mexico. Evaluations were done based on the effect of the franchises on the network, contribution towards knowledge, employee motivation, and implemented savings.
Sushi Itto CEO Benjamin Cancelmo congratulated Omar for such an achievement. Cancelmo suggested that winning the award is a manifestation of the efforts that the brand puts in place to offer great consumer experience, outstanding hospitality, and great taste. Additionally, winning the award is a great achievement for Mexico as it helped prove to the world that the country offers great environments for multinational corporations.
In the Mexican chapter, Omar Yunes also emerged the winner. According to Diego Elizarrarras, the organizer of BFW Mexico, Yunes won the national qualifiers due to his contribution towards bettering franchising- franchisee relationship. Moreover, Omar led in achieving better information management and implementation of control boards that helped measure every unit. Ivan Tamer, a Prendamex franchisee, took the second place in the Mexican national qualifiers. Tamer was honored for providing and implementing tools that help in managing Prendamex’s network of pawn shops. Patricia Campos, Prendamex’s manager, congratulated Ivan Tamer for his victory.
Who is Omar Yunes?
Omar Yunes is a Mexican investor representing sushi Itto, a Japanese food chain company. The talented investor has won several awards in the Best Franchisee of the World competitions. Yunes’ brand has created over 400 jobs within the 13 franchised units. His global success has been associated with employee motivation through proper remuneration making his brand achieve its goals.