Being called Best Franchisee of the World is a very distinguishable an honorable title to receive. In 2015, Omar Yunes recieved such an award. He walked away taking the number one slot as best franchisee in the whole entire world. The competition took place in Florence, Italy and included people from countries like Spain, Portugal, France, Hungary, and even Omar Yunes’ home country, Mexico. Before being sent to compete in the world final, Omar Yunes competed against people from his own country in a regional version of the event. Two franchisees were sent as representatives of Mexico to compete in Florence.
The main goal of The best franchisee in the world competition is to award and recognize leaders who’s talents stand out from the rest. A judge will look at aspects such as improvements leaders make to the network, what kind of saving programs they implement, the creative style and personality they add to the brand, and what knowledge they pour into the company. A successful franchise will exhibit all these characteristics and then even some that judges don’t expect. Omar Yunes was one of these leaders.
Omar Yunes is franchisee of Sushi Itto and has shown more success within his network than many businesses see in their lifetime. He originally purchased the franchise at age 21 and has expanded into 13 units since. Omar Yunes employes around 400 workers and is decicated to keeping his employees and customers satisfied. The reason he was able to walk away with the first place prize so easily is due to the fact but he added his own unique spin to the typical franchise and franchisee relationship. While maintaining a proffesional attitude, Omar Yunes personally interacted with the people of Sushi Itto. He was easily relatable and easy to talk to. His unique style of leadership is what ultimately led to better customer service relationships.
The second representative that Mexico sent to compete in the world final was Iván Tamer. He was rewarded for the new marketing system he put in place within his series of franchises called Prendamex.