Last year’s Best Franchisee of the World competition saw Sushi Itto’s Omar Yunes’ flag rise high as he received the award for overall winner worldwide. He received the award in a ceremony was held in Florence, Italy on December 5 last year. He shone in front of representatives who had attended from 34 countries, including Brazil, Hungary, and France among others. Omar Yunes had earlier been declared the winner in the national category.
What the Win Meant
Omar Yunes’ victory could be attributed to the efforts that he had contributed to his work. He diligently grew the Japanese food chain from a single store to 13 units. It is also notable that he had joined the venture at a young age of 21. Receiving the award, Omar Yunes could not hide his joy as he dedicated it to 400 employees working with him. He stated that he was only their representative and thanked Sushi Itto for the opportunity to showcase his innovative capabilities. Sushi Itto’s Chief executive Officer, Benjamin Cancelmo, noted that the win showcased the brand’s ability to offer top customer service and hospitality. Diego Elizarrarra, Mexico’s BFW organizer, noted that the win had put the country’s franchise sector to an international level.
What it took to win
The Best Franchisee of the World competition evaluated the participant’s impact on the network. The awards took into account the efforts that a franchisee had contributed towards revolutionizing the model, regarding knowledge and improvements proposed. Omar Yunes won the award for impacting positive changes in how the model managed its information. He had also influenced the implementation of useful internal control measures that had resulted in a better way of evaluating the units. The second position was held by Ivan Tamer, who had largely contributed to the network adopting a new marketing system. The two had fully satisfied the judges who included representatives from the Mexican Association of Franchises and Universidad Anahuac.
About Omar Yunes
Omar Yunes boasts of remarkable business skills and ability to grow startups. He was able to expand Sushi Itto to other locations in just seven years of running the food chain. These locations include Mexico City, Puebla, and Veracruz. Omar Yunes also has some interest in the real estate sector.