Mexico held it’s own version of the Best Franchisee of The World event just a month before the international annual competition took place. Mexico wanted to find a way to represent its own country by sending the winner of the competition to Florence, Italy for the popular event. Over 34 members from different countries were in attendance including people from as far as Brazil, Hungary, and France.
The main purpose of the international version of Best Franchisee is to reward the franchisees that display exemplary work on a daily basis. They can be judged on a wide range of things such as how they influence the company, what kind of contributions they make, and what kind of savings programs they use. The winner of both the Mexican version of BFW and the international one was none other than Omar Yunes. Omar Yunes is currently the Franchisee of a Japanese style restaurant called Sushi Itto. He first took over at age 21 and has made many successful improvements ever since. One reason why he was recognized was due to the way he changed the relationship that is normally seen between a franchise and a Franchisee. By changing that relationship, he was also able to better manage and control all of his units.
The second finalist from Mexico that made it to the international version of the event was Ivan Tamer. Ivan Tamer serves as Franchisee for Prendamex. This company is a specialized group of Pawnshops located throughout Mexico. Tamer recived recognition for the marketing network he implemented which has positively impacted sales and many companies have already started copying this system.
Together, both Omar Yunes and Ivan Tamer have helped put Mexico on the map. Before, their entrepreneurs and busniessmen were only known on a regional level. However, after the Best Franchisee of The World competition Mexico is gaining the recognition it deserves.