In today’s world in which brands have become international names and scour the world, it is hard to be at the top. However, one man in a sea competing franchises have found that his hard work and innate leadership ability has paid off, this man is Omar Yunis winner of this year’s Best Franchisee Award in Venice Italy.
Omar Yunis started in the franchise business at a young age when at the age of 21 he became part of the franchise of Sushi Itto a Japanese Sushi chain in his home of Mexico. From starting with one franchise, Omar worked over the years to expand his franchise range. Over the past few years, he franchised highly rated 13 Sushi Itto units in Mexico City and other parts of Mexico which make up 10 percent of Sushi Itto’s stores worldwide. Needless to say that one with such an entrepreneurial spirit at such a young age would win the Best Franchisee Award. This is a distinguished award in Mexico which until recently has had a problem of franchisees maintaining their franchises to the quality of the company they are working with. This has changed recently with Omar breaking the mold.
While the award itself is a major win for Omar, it also shows the dedication he has been committed to all these years. For BFA the winner is not merely the person who owns the most franchises but one who has the best quality of franchises in which both revenue and physical value. This came easily to Omar Yunes who keeps a sharp eye on his franchises and works well with employees to instill a sense of pride and commitment to the brand they are representing. By keeping this personal touch despite being a multiple franchisee who has won the dedication of his employees and respect of his CEO who praised him highly.
By committing oneself to excellence and by being personally involved in a venture you do not only bring in money but respect and acknowledgment amongst your peers. By winning this award, Omar Yunes has a bright future ahead of him.
Now, Sushi Itto is preparing for its next installment in Mexico.