Omar Yunes realized a significant international approval after joining Sushi Itto as a franchisee. Sushi Itto is a fruitful and large chain of Japanese restaurants with a strong presence in Mexico and across Latin America. At a young age of 21 years, Omar Yunes began his career in business. Presently, he is a proud owner of 13 Sushi Itto franchise units in Mexico City, Veracruz, and Puebla. The units comprise of up to 10 percent of the brand’s franchises and retain a workforce of over 400 employees.
According to Mr. Yunes, to become a successful franchisee, it is mandatory for one to posses outstanding managerial skills, choose a solid brand, select a supportive franchisor that thoroughly understands the relevant market and believes that there will always be tests along the way.
Back in 2015, Mr. Yunes became the winner of the Best Franchisee of the World; an award meant to recognize entrepreneurs and affiliates that showcase attention to mission and professionalism not forgetting their brand’s value. The 2015 Best Franchise of the World edition counted up to 34 representatives from different countries and evaluated them based on their influence and impact on their particular chains in various fields such as employee motivation, enhancements to the franchise model, and the implementation of saving strategies.
After obtaining this high-status award, Omar Yunes was recognized both locally and internationally as an important game changer in matters franchisor-franchisee relationships for realizing improvements in control implementation and communication that allowed for better units evaluation under his management. The CEO of Sushi Itto, Benjamin Cancelmo stated that the franchisor deems these awards as a demonstration of collective effort to provide clients with exceptional taste, unparalleled hospitality, and excellent service.
In Mexico alone, Mr. Yunes’ brand functions in more than ninety restaurants. Moreover, Sushi Itto’s presence in South America is very big with most of its restaurants located in Mexico, Panama, El Salvador, and Honduras. The award is meant to identify innovative accomplishments in the growth of franchise that immensely contribute to the growth of the entire franchising brand. The brand has been able to achieve considerable growth by encouraging franchises to improve leadership, operational processes, and teamwork.