Best Franchisee of the World is an international event that is becoming increasingly popular every year. Business leaders from all around the world gather to judge franchisees and their abilities to lead their businesses. There are people from countries like Hungary, Portugal, France, Spain, and even Mexico. They judge franchisees in areas such as savings programs, how they influenced the franchise, and how they motivate and encourage employees to want to do their jobs.
Omar Yunes was named the top number one winner in 2015’s version of the Best Franchisee of The World competition. He is one of the first people from Mexico to be recognized at this event and on an international level. Normally, Mexican franchisees are only recognized at a regional level. Omar Yunes is Franchisee of Sushi Itto and has been for many years. He first bought the franchise at the very young age of 21. Since then, he has expanded the network to include 13 new locations in places like Puebla, Vera Cruz, and Mexico City. He now controls just about 400 employees and successfully motivates them all to work to improve the company each day. One of the judges, Diego Elizarrarras spoke about why Yunes won first place. He said that Omar Yunes had a very unique relationship with his franchise and that it helped him implement new control measures to better keep track of the company. CEO also spoke on the accomplishments made by Omar Yunes with his brand Sushi Itto. He said that because of their unique relationship, they have been able to positively impacted customer service relationships.
A second representative from Mexico who attended the Best Franchisee of The World event was Iván Tamer. He bought a franchise called Prendamex, which is a small network of Pawnshops located in Mexico. Ivan Tamer recieve honerable mention for the work he did to implement a new marketing system. Other companies have already expressed interest in copying the tools he made for the new system and want to have much of the same success.