Omar Yunes, Sushi Itto franchisee, scooped the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW). He was named as the winner in an event held on December 5, 2015 in Florence, Italy. His contributions towards the brand played a huge role in the win. Mr. Yunes first became a franchisee of Sushi Itto, a Japanese food chain, when he was only 21 years old and by 2015 he held 13 franchise units. The units are based in Puebla, Veracruz and Mexico City. This makes up for about 10% of the total units that this brand owns.
Omar Yunes expressed his delight at winning the award stating that he was very proud of it. He added that he was just acting as a representative as the prize rightfully belonged to the more than 400 employees spread across his 13 franchise units. He also dedicated the prize to the brand that had given him the freedom to innovate.
2015 Edition of BFW
BFW’s edition of 2015 was attended by a number of representatives from about 34 countries. These included Hungary, Portugal, France, Brazil, Italy, Mexico and Argentina. The franchisee underwent an evaluation during the event where its outcome on the network was considered. Among the things considered was its contributions in implemented savings, knowledge, employees motivation and how much improvements and invoices were projected for the model.
According to BFW Mexico organizer, Diego Elizarrarras, Omar Yunes also emerged at position one in the nationwide qualifier. He emerged as the winner due to his immense contribution to bringing about a vital change factor within the franchising-franchisee relationship. He also developed better information management systems and implemented control boards to have a clearer measurement of all units. Benjamin Cancelmo, the CEO at Sushi Itto, stated that the awards were a true manifestation of their joint efforts to offering customers with remarkable flavor, excellent service and exceptional hospitality.
About Omar Yunes
Omar Yunes is the son of politician Miguel Angel Yunes. Omar, who is the youngest child of Miguel Yunes, is a successful businessman in both the real estate and restaurant industries. He started off his entrepreneurial journey in 2011 when he invested 34 million pesos in acquiring properties and a number of developments in Polanco, Mexico City.