Meet Best Franchisee in the world in Mexico: Omar Yunes

Meet Omar Yunes the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW). He won the award due to his exemplary contributions to the Sushi Itto brand. The awarding ceremony was held in Mexico.

The ceremony was attended by guests from 34 countries which include; Portugal, France, Brazil, Hungary, Italy, and Argentina.

Mr. Omar joined Sushi Itto, a Japanese food chain at the age of 21 and now owns almost ten percent of all the brand’s units which represents 13 units of the franchise all based in Puebla, Veracruz, and Mexico City.

When he was asked to comment on his achievements, Omar expressed his gratitude to over 400 employees who made it possible for the franchise to succeed.

To determine the winner of the competition, the contributions of the contestants were under scrutiny. How franchisee’s actions affected the network and not the brand regarding applying the expertise, how he has implemented the motivation of employees, his contribution to increasing the savings of the network, and the level of innovations he has contributed to the franchise model.

The organizer of the event, Mr. Diego Elizarrarras said that Mr. Omar deserved the award due to his role in ensuring proper relationship between the franchise and the franchisee. Besides this, Omar also contributed towards better management of information and clear ways of measuring the performance of each unit in the franchise.

Diego also mentioned that the award had helped to open up the Mexico as a country, unlike those days when their Franchises was an in-house affair.

The second place went to Ivan Tamer, franchisee of Prendamex. He too has contributed to improvements in the franchise and his work is evident in every aspect of the brand.

Who is Omar Yunes?

Omar Yunes is a Mexican investor and a representative of Sushi Itto. He is the winner of various prestigious franchisees awards held annually. He invested in over 13 franchises and over 400 employees.

He won the first edition of Mexican chapter which gives him and his fellow Mexican, Ivan Tamer a ticket to represent their country during the world finals to be held in Florence, Italy on December 5. Omar will be representing “The professionalization of the role of the franchisee” while Tamar will be handling “Implementation of the alternative system for the control and sale of articles.”

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