Sushi Itto won the 2015 edition of Best Franchisee of the World (BFW). The event took place in Florence, Italy, on December 5. Owned by Omar Yunes, Sushi Itto has a presence in the city of Mexico, Puebla, and Veracruz. Omar Yunes founded the franchise at the age of 21. Sushi Itto owns 13 Japanese food chain franchised units representing close to 10% of the total units.
The BFW event had representatives from across the globe including Hungary, France, Italy Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. The competition evaluated the franchisee and their contribution to the network. Assessed Aspects are like employees motivations, savings implemented, influence on the system as well as suggested improvements on the model.
Diego Elizarrarras, the Mexico BFW organizer, stated that Sushi Itto won as a result of its outstanding contribution to the relationship of franchising-franchise. Also, it won due to its better information management and implementation of control measures. Furthermore, it demonstrated that Mexican Franchises are now on the international level. Ivan Tamer’s Franchisee of Prendamex won the second position in the Mexican chapter. The recognition was due to provision and effecting of new marketing system which is currently managing the whole network of pawnshops.
Speaking at the event, Omar Yunes dedicated the win to the team of 400 committed employees. The brand CEO, Benjamin Cancelmo, the award was as a result of joint effort in extending excellent services, unusual flavor as well as unique hospitality to the customers. The Mexican Chapter jury composed representatives from Universidad Anahuac, the sectors entrepreneurs as well as the Mexican Association of Franchises.
About Omar Yunes
Omar Yunes is a zealous Mexican entrepreneur. Omar Yunes is renowned for political involvement of his family in Mexico. His father, Miguel Angel Yunes is Panamanian politician. His interest in Sushi Itto from 2000 has seen his entrepreneurial presence expand to South America in cities of Panama, El Salvador and Honduras. Also, Omar Yunes has a significant interest in buying and selling of property. He has been to acquire high-value properties in the exclusive region of Polanco at the Federal District.