Omar Yunes Wins International Franchise Award

Omar Yunes owns 13 franchise locations in Mexico that are in the cities of Mexico City, Varacruz, and Puebla. He started his first franchise when he was just 21 years old. The franchises he owns, a Japanese restaurant chain called Sushi Itto, comprises 10% of the total amount of restaurants that the chain has. His accomplishment earned him the Best Franchise of the World (BFW) award which was presented to him at a ceremony in Florence, Italy.
When accepting his reward, Omar Yunes thanked the 400 employees that work for him as well as the management team and brand that all played a large role in his success. The BFW picks the best franchise owner from among 34 countries around the world including Mexico, Italy, France, and Portugal. The criteria for winning the award includes items such as influence, knowledge contributions to their brand, cost efficiencies, and how motivated employees are.
The Chief Executive Officer of Sushi Itto, Benjamin Cancelmo, talked about Omar Yunes win. He said that his win was a result of his company and Omar partnering on providing excellent customer service and great tasting food. Also credited was Omar’s drive to make important improvements to the franchising-franchisee relationship.
Omar Yunes grew up with a strong desire to be an entrepreneur. He also had a strong interest in food so both of these loves were combined when he established his first Sushi Itto franchise. He grew up in an area that had a Sushi Itto so he was very familiar with the food they served which he thought tasted great. The location proved to be very popular which led to him being able to soon establish a second franchise location.
As a successful businessman, Omar Yunes puts a premium on providing his customers with excellent customer service while providing great food at reasonable prices.