It may have taken many by surprise when Omar Yunes was presented with the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW) Prize. However, it wasn’t a surprise to the recipient. Omar Yunes is a man who has been committed to the Sushi Itto business for many years. He became an active franchise of Sushi Itto at a young age of 21, and currently, he owns a total of 13 sushi Itto outlets in Mexico. His branches are found majorly in the City of Mexico and a few in Veracruz and Puebla. What he owns and runs is 10% of what the Japanese food chain owns globally.
When presented with the award, Omar could not hide his joy. He said, “I’m proud of this award. I’m just a representative of 400 individuals that I lead.” According to Omar, the BFW Award presented to him is for all the employees in his 13 Sushi units. It’s due to their collective effort that he was able to get this recognition. The 2015 BFW edition featured representatives from Argentina, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico and many other countries. According to Diego Elizarrarras, the organizer of BFW, Mr. Yunes was appreciated for his contribution with respect to the franchisor-franchisee relationship and employee management and more
Who is Omar Yunes?
Omar Yunes is a Mexican–based investor and franchisee of Sushi Itto. Currently, Mr. Yunes owns 13 Sushi Itto outlets in Mexico. His investments are spread in the cities of Mexico, Veracruz, and Puebla. Since joining the franchise business in his early 20s, Omar has employed a number of people. Today, his staffs in the three cities are made of over 400 employees.
When it comes to good management and positive employer-employee relationship, Omar Yunes understand what it takes. He has promoted the Sushi Itto name throughout Mexico and he is most identified with the business.