Recently, Mexican restaurateur Omar Yunes was honored as the best franchisee in the world. Mr. Yunes was awarded at a glamorous ceremony held in Florence, Italy on December 5th 2016. The award is attributed to the crucial role that he has played in helping Japanese food chain Sushi Itto to gain a footprint in the lucrative Mexican market. He has made immense contributions to the growth of the brand, something that warranted his memorable win.
Mr. Yunes made history by becoming the sole franchisee of the food chain in Mexico at the tender age of 21 years. Despite his tentative beginnings, he has been resilient in his efforts to leave a mark in the hospitality industry. At the moment, he operated 13 fully-fledged franchise outlets in Mexico City, Veracruz, and Puebla, which is no mean feat. The 13 outlets that he owns account for one-tenth of the total number of restaurants that operate under the Sushi Itto brand.
Acknowledging Team Effort
While accepting his award, Mr. Yunes was quick to point out that it would never have been possible had it not been for the effort that his employees put in their work. In addition, he expressed his appreciation with the fact that Sushi Itto has not been overbearing, something that has enabled him to innovate and evolve constantly. This way, his outlets have carved a niche for themselves by providing excellent service, unique hospitality, and a remarkable flavor.
Brief Notes about Mr. Yunes
Mr. Yunes has made a mark in the corporate world for being an astute investor in the hospitality and real estate sectors. He established himself as a young entrepreneur after signing up as a franchise owner at a relatively young age of 21. Since then, he hasn’t looked back judging from the successful ventures that he has made.
What sets Omar apart from the rest is his resilience and hands-on approach to business matters. He is directly involved in the operation of all his ventures. In addition, he is always on the forefront encouraging his employees to pursue their lifetime goals. He also offers investment advice in his free time besides searching for investment opportunities both in Mexico and abroad.