Omar Yunes was crowned the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW) in 2015. Omar, who is a franchisee of Sushi Itto, a leading Japanese food chain was crowned the winner in an event held in Florence, Italy on December 5. The Mexican-born franchisee started the franchise business at the age of 21. Today, he owns 13 franchised units located in Veracruz, Puebla and Mexico City. These 13 franchised units represent ten percent of the total franchised units owned by Sushi Itto.
In a statement during the event, Omar congratulated his team of 400 employees for their great achievement. He was very clear that without their commitment and hard work, he couldn’t be crowned the winner. Before being crowned as the winner, Mr. Yunes beat representatives from over 34 countries including Portugal, Argentina, France, Italy, Brazil, and Hungary. The 2015 edition was evaluated on franchisee’s contribution to knowledge, employee motivation, innovations proposed and influence on the network.
Sushi CEO Benjamin Cancelmo stated that the awards represent the joint commitment of the franchisee and the franchisor to offer excellent customer experience, outstanding hospitality, and great taste. Elizarrarras, the BFW organizer in Mexico, stated that the award proofs that international franchisees can thrive in the country as opposed to the belief that only regional ones could succeed.
The Mexican Chapter
In the Mexican Chapter, Omar Yunes emerged the winner. According to Elizarrarras Omar’s franchise won because of their efforts in enhancing the franchisee-franchisee relationship, developing implemental monitoring tools, and better management of information. During the Mexican Chapter, Prandemex franchisee, Ivan Tamer won the second place. The franchisee achieved the second position due to its efforts in developing new marketing system that manages the whole chain of pawnshops. Patricia Campos, the brand’s franchisor manager, congratulated Tamer stating that he has established unique marketing parameters that have been instrumental in the firm’s growth.
Omar Yunes in Brief
Omar Yunes is a Mexican-born natural entrepreneur. Omar, a franchisee of Sushi Itto, a Japanese food chain was awarded the Best Franchisee of the World in 2015. The talented entrepreneur started the franchisee at the age of 21. Today, he has 13 franchised units with over 400 employees. Employee motivation, designing practical implementation control tools, and developing viable business networks are the unique traits that have made Omar the sought after franchisee manager.
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