Omar Yunes received the Best Franchisee of the World award on December 5th, 2015. Omar is a well-known Sushi Itto franchisee and winning such awards continue to build his already impressive reputation. The competition took place in Florence in Italy with contestants from different countries. Mr. Yunes was excited to win the price, but in his heart, he knew that his employees deserved it more for their dedication and hard work. The competition well known as the BFW contest had contestants from 34 countries such as Argentina, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, Italy and more
The evaluation to determine the best franchise was based on some aspects such as what effect does the franchise business have on the network, how much savings has the venture implemented, how well are employees motivated, and any proposed innovations. Omar passed the full evaluation and to top on that; he had managed to bring a significant change in relationships between franchisees. Omar had also achieved the best methods to distribute information to enhance clarity in all the franchise units he operates. Benjamin Cancelmo, serving as the CEO of Sushi Itto, was excited because the award was proof enough to show how best they serve their customers with quality and tasty food. The second position went to Ivan Tamer, in the Mexican category. Omar’s win also proved that the franchise business in Mexico is progressing at a faster rate.
Omar Yunes is a prominent investor in Mexico representing the Japanese food chain particularly Sushi Itto. Omar started the business as a young man at the age of 21, and currently, he has 13 franchised units. The units are situated in Veracruz, Puebla and Mexico City representing a 10% share of the whole brand. Mr. Yunes has offered over 400 individuals with a decent job opportunity. Omar is also famous in Mexico because of his family’s political affiliation. However, he took a different direction when it comes to business. The franchise business helps the brand strengthen their presence in Mexico. Mr. Yunes is committed to growing the Sushi Itto brand in Mexico and other countries. Omar Yunes is driven by the need for his business to become the leading restaurant in Mexico by adding more units.