Omar Yunes was awarded the Best Franchisee of the World for his Sushi Itto franchise in the competition that was held last year December. He became a franchisee of this leading food company back when he was only 21 years. Currently, Omar has over 13 franchise units spread all over the city of Mexico. This account or almost 10 percent of the total units owned by the Sushi. Omar expresses his pride in winning the award, but he attributes the success to the more than 400 employees of the 13 units as all of them contributed to making the company a success cumulatively towards the award. He views himself as just a representative of the bigger effort that was everyone’s input.
The 2015 BFW award edition had over 34 countries being represented including the Hungary, Portugal, Brazil, and Italy among others. All nominees went through an evaluation that was based on network effect as opposed to the brand effect. The points of evaluation touched on different aspects including employees’ motivation, model and invoiced improvements based on proposals, network influence, and how much of the influence has been implemented by the company. The head of the award in Mexico said that Omar who also topped the national qualifier won based on having implemented important change factor in the relationship between the franchisee and franchising process. This is what made it possible to achieve better management of the information and prompted the implementation of particular unit measurements leading to effectiveness.
The CEO of Shinto Itto, Benjamin Cancelmo said that the company considers such awards as a joint effort from everyone in the organization and a way of showing their dedication to ensuring customers get unique flavors as well as continue to enjoy the best services. For the organizers, Elizzarraras, the award is a manifestation of how Mexico has won itself a position on the international platform of franchise businesses.
About Omar Yunes
Omar Yunes is a long time successful entrepreneur who began business at a very young age. He was recognized as the winner of the BFW competition, which is a franchisee competition with contestants from all over the world. His role in the Sushi Itto company won him the position which he attributes to his employees.
He was able to meet the demands of the competition organizers whose goal is to foster better management with regards to teamwork, innovation, leadership and implementation of improving processes within a franchise.