Best Franchisee of the World, a title that holds a significant amount of meaning for anyone who is awarded. Omar Yunes would know, as he was named Best Franchisee of the World in the 2015 event that took place in Florence, Italy. Omar Yunes gained international recognition at this event and went home with the first place title. Franchisees from all across the world were in attendance, they came from places like Portugal, Mexico, France, Hungary, and Spain. For the first time ever, two men from Mexico were awarded and one of them received the highest award.
Generally, franchisees are judged on the same characteristics every year. They look at what kind of knowledge franchisees are pouring into the company, how much savings they can create, how they motivate employees to work, and what type of improvements they have made to the system. Omar Yunes successfully demonstrated great results on all of these fields over the past few years. He is said to of revolutionized the type of relationship a franchisee traditionally has with its franchise. This in turn has helped Yunes gain better control and manage all of his units.
Omar Yunes is currently the franchisee of Sushi Itto and has been since the ripe age of 21. When he first became franchisee, he owned only one unit. However, after many years of success he now owns a total of 13 units that are spread all around Mexico. In addition, he employees roughly 400 people and has no plans to stop expanding.
Mexico’s second representative at the Best Franchise of the World event was Ivan Tamer. He is franchisee of a network of Pawnshops found around Mexico. Ivan Tamer won an award at the BFW competition for the tools he created to help implement a new marketing system. This system has shown tremendous success with Prendamex, that other companies and similar business already want to simulate the model. Together, both Ivan Tamer and Omar Yunes are leading the way in innovative franchisee solutions.