A Mexican franchise owner, Omar Yunes represents Suishi Itto, and won the Best Franchisee In The World Award. He began owning Suishi Itto, a Japanese food chain, at 21. He now owns 13 franchises based in Mexico City, Puebla, and Veracruz, which represents almost 10% of the units the brand has. He shares the prize with his 400 employees. He has a solid business network, and has developed a working strategy as well as structure with a board that implements them. He is responsible for all of his employees having a job and he enjoys the challenge, which makes things complicated because the company is growing and he is proud of it.
The final choice for best franchisee in the world will be held December 5 in Florence, Italy. Mexico is represented in this contest by Omar Yunes. As a candidate, Omar Yunes shows leadership by reflecting the fact that he is making being a franchise owner a professional feat. The food service business sector in Mexico means that franchises are not regional anymore inside the Mexican franchise system. The second place winner was Iván Tamer, a pawn shop owner.
This year’s world-wide winner Omar Yunes lives in Mexico City where he sponsors Pumas de la UNAM, a team he supports. Omar Yunes is known in the restaurant world as someone who sets high standards, as much as he does for his sports teams. He gives his employees credit for his success as well as the brand of his franchise. Mexico is known for his franchise’s success, which brings them world-wide recognition. He competed against 24 countries including Argentina, Brazil, France, Hungary, Italy, and Portugal. The award is only given to those who demonstrate adhering to the values of the franchise, as well as the main mission of the franchisor.