Omar Yunes is amongst the most successful entrepreneurs in the food industry in Mexico and owns 13 Franchise units of a popular Japanese fast food chain named Sushi Itto. Recently, a competition was held in Florence, Italy, Best Franchisee in the World Competition, where Omar Yunes was named as the best franchise. Sushi Itto owns 13 franchise units of the 150 total outlets of Sushi Itto across the United States. In the competition, a various franchise from across the globe participated, and there was a strict policy and parameters on which each and every franchise business and its owners were evaluated to name the award winner. Starting out with just one franchise unit of Suhsi Itto at the young age of 21, Omar Yunes has come a long way to own a total of 13 successfully running franchise units of Sushi Itto spread through Mexico City, Veracruz, and Puebla.
Omar Yunes has had very humble beginnings, and the best part about him is that he has still not forgotten his roots. After winning the award, he did not forget to thank the 400 employees he has employed in the 13 franchise of Sushi Itto he owns today. The competition was based on the parameters such as the value the owner is bringing to the franchise and how well-organized, systematic, clean, and reputed the franchise unit is local. It is often seen that some of the franchise owners do not maintain their units as per the standards that are required to maintain and follow. It at times bring a bad name to the brand itself and instead of adding a business to the company’s overall turnover, it ends up creating a hole in the balance sheet.
In the Best Franchisee of the World Competition, it was also seen as to how the franchise has helped add to the brand value of their respective companies, and how well-reviewed the franchise units are. These are some of the common factors that were considered, and Omar Yunes and his franchise units were clear winners in all the aspects that were evaluated. Even the organizer of the BFW competition, Diego Elizarrarras said that Omar Yunes is a deserving winner because he has proved himself through his success over the years and the love he has gathered for his franchise units and Sushi Itto brand from the public.