Omar Yunes, the franchisee of thirteen Sushi Itto food chains, is more than just a household name in the Mexican economy; he is a legend. Mr. Omar Yunes proved that truly the Mexican economy is ready for international franchise brand by bagging the overall best franchisee of the year award 2015 in Florence, Italy. This award, however, did not come easily, Omar worked hard for it.
The World’s best franchisee is a well-experienced executive when it comes to matters franchising. At the tender age of 21, Omar opened up his first ever Sushi Itto food chain in Mexico. Since then to date, Omar has been able to acquire more food chains totaling to 13 stores, approximately ten percent of the brand’s ownership. The thirteen Sushi Itto stores are spread out in Puebla, Veracruz and Mexico City.
Annually, the World’s Best Franchisee Awards is held to celebrate the efforts of franchisee in developing their mother brand. By winning the award, Omar did more than bringing joy to his country. When acknowledging Omar’s award Benjamin Cancelmo, Sushi Itto’s CEO noted that Omar had manifested that he is determined in offering the brand’s customer’s impeccable services, flavor, and hospitality. The event’s organizers evaluated the different contenders for the awards based on how well they were able to manage information, franchisee unit’s performance independent of the main brand, and how well they have implemented their system controls. Omar Yunes was able to emerge the overall best and number one position out of nine other competitors.
Mexico was also able to produce the number two position that went to Ivan Tamer of Prendamex. Ivan Tamer was recognized for his efforts in marketing in his network of shops. After coming in the second position, Ivan appreciated Omar and acknowledged his win to the strong franchisee- franchise relation Mr. Omar has been able to establish over the many years.
About Omar Yunes
Omar Yunes is an established business executive with over 15 years of experience in the franchising industry. Mr. Omar is also a major employer in the Mexican economy employing over 400 individuals in his 13 food chain stores. In addition to the franchising business, Omar is the chairperson of the Boards of Ideas, an initiative that helps young investors nurture their business ideas.