Omar Yunes is a Mexican entrepreneur who is more famous for the political activities of his family. He was recently recognized as the best franchise in the world for “professionalizing the role of the franchisee.” Omar Yunes operates restaurant franchises in Mexico under the Sushi Itto brand, a Japanese restaurant chain with a western twist. Omar Yunes runs thirteen units located in Veracruz, Mexico City, and Puebla. He employs more than four hundred employees.
The brand operates more than ninety restaurants in Mexico alone. Sushi Itto has a big presence in South America with most of the restaurants in Mexico and others in Panama, Honduras and El Salvador among others. The award aims to recognize innovative achievements in franchise growth that contribute immensely to the growth of the franchising brand as a whole.
It helps the brand achieve growth by motivating the franchises to improve teamwork, leadership and operational processes in line with the brand’s policy. The award is a testament to the efforts that Omar Yunes has put in to grow the brand. This is measured regarding the upstream growth of the network, awareness to improve the growth of the brand, cost savings in franchises, employee welfare, and revenue.
Omar Yunes was recognized as being influential in changing the relationship between the brand and its franchisees. The award also puts Mexico on the global map and honors Omar Yunes for fostering excellence in customer care, hospitality, and product offerings.
Omar Yunes signed up with the Sushi Itto brand when he was only twenty-one years old. He has been able to build his units to become some of the best restaurants in Mexico. Each of the restaurants is estimated to be valued at around five million pesos. He has an in-depth understanding of the dining scene in Mexico. This has enabled him to leverage his experience doing business globally to bring become the leading restaurant chain in Mexico.
While his family is famous for politics, Omar Yunes is making his mark as a successful businessman in Mexico. He hopes to grow the brand adding more units to the franchise to become the top restaurant chain in the country.