One of the most important events to take place in the business world of 2015 was the Best Franchisee of The Year annual competition. The best franchisees from all over the world were sent to a single place in order to compete for recognition as best leader in the industry. The main goal of the competition is to reward leaders who express a series of values and characteristics that help the franchise grow. Judges will look at what kind of savings programs are implemented, what kind of relationship they build with employees, and the amount of knowledge they pour into the franchise.
Normally each country that sends a representative to the final event will hold her own regional competition. They do this as a way to choose which franchisees they want to have compete. In 2015 Mexico sent both Omar Yunes and Ivan Tamer because they placed the highest during the Mexican chapter of the event. These men flew to Florence, Italy and stood alongside franchisees from places like Italy, France, Hungary, Portugal, and Spain.
Omar Yunes is Franchisee of Sushi Itto and he was the main topic of conversation during competition. He is the very first man from Mexico to be recognized at an event like this, especially since he gained recognition on an international level. The franchise he owns, Sushi Itto, is a very successful Japanese style restaurant chain. Omar Yunes first bought the franchise when he was 21 years old, as a way to experience first hand the busniess side of the world. However, with all of the revenue he received he decided to expand the busniess. He is now the proud owner of 13 diffent units all across Mexico and he employees roughly 400 workers. One of the main reasons he is able to keep Sushi Itto running so smoothly is due to the style of relationship he has as a Franchisee. It’s still proffesional, but it’s also very unique and personable. This relationship made the company more successful because it really improved customer service relationships and gave Omar Yunes a better control of his people.