Sushi Itto’s franchisee Omar Yunes, received the award for the Best Franchisee of the World completion in 2015. During the event held at Florence, Italy, Mr. Omar Yunes was recognized for the role he has played in building his brand. Omar began his franchisee role at age 21, where he focused on Japanese food. Today, he the proud own of thirteen franchise units operating in Veracruz, Mexico City and Puebla. Omar was very delighted when receiving the award, and he said the achievement was as a result of having and effective team of employees. He further added that the award was for the entire team, and he was only representing them as their leader.
This event is usually attended by representative from different countries. The 2015 chapter of BFW had franchisee from 34 nations including Mexico, Portugal, Brazil, Italy, France among others. The selectors analyzed several franchisees’ aspects like influence on the network, staff motivation and training and proposed improvements to the model. Omar Yunes was able to win BFW Mexico edition because of the critical role he played of ensuring the relationship between franchisee and franchising is improved, explained Diego Elizarrarras. Diego was one of the organizers of BFW Mexico.
Sushi Itto’s Chief Executive Officer, Benjamin Cancelmo said they consider the honors as a manifestation of the entire team to providing better services to their customers. For Diego, he believes the award delivers a strong message that the Mexican franchisee can achieve great things on the global platform, forgetting the days when it was considered a regional affair.
How Omar Yunes Made it to the Final
Before the Best Franchisee of the World edition was held in Florence, Italy, Mr. Yunes had already conquered 33 other franchisee from Mexico. After winning the Mexican edition, he got the opportunity to represent the country in Florence where he competed with 33 other representatives. Under his leadership, Sushi Itto has established itself as a top brand in Mexico and abroad. The brand has employed a team of 400 employees who are on the forefront to ensure excellent services are delivered to the customers.