Towards the end of 2015 there was a competition for the Best Franchisee of the World. The competition of BFW is open to participants from anywhere in the world. It is also to open for franchisees working in any industry. The award ceremony of the BFW competition was held on December 5th 2015. It took place in the beautiful Florence, Italy.
The winner of the competition who won the title of Best franchisee in the world was Mr. Omar Yunes. For a few decades, Mr. Omar Yunes has been an integral part of Sushi Itto – a Japanese food chain. Mr. Omar Yunes joined the company when he was 21 and has been with it ever since. He is currently the owner of 10% of the Sushi Itto units. That is a number of 13 places in a variety of locations some of which include Puebla, Veracruz, and Mexico City. The units include four hundred other employees.
Upon accepting his award, Mr. Omar Yunes gave a speech and shared his belief that this award is for each and every one of the four hundred employees who have been dedicating their efforts and careers to the places of Sushi Itto. The ceremony was attended by representatives and employees from countries such as Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Brazil, Italy, Argentina, Mexico, and many more. There were guest from 34 countries in total and there were thousands of guests.
As a part of the large Japanese chain, Mr. Omar Yunes has been able to develop his intuition on all things related to business. He has also been able to develop a vast set of skills that have allowed him to manage the many teams of the various places.
The criteria of evaluation of the franchisees are a bit more unique than some other business competitions. The evaluation is based on the impact that the franchisee has made on the industry and not only on the company that they are a part of. Mr. Omar Yunes won the first place and a few other franchisees also received an award and some received an honorable mention.