Omar Yunes Bags World’s Best Franchisee Award

Omar Yunes, a top Sushi Otto franchisee, emerged as the winner in a ceremony seeking to find the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW). Omar Yunes scooped the award due to his immense contribution to Sushi Otto. The awards took place on December 5, 2015 in the city of Florence, Italy. Omar started off as a franchisee with the brand at the age of 21 and so far has upped that number to 13 units found in Veracruz, Puebla and Mexico City. His stake alone makes up about 10% of all the total units that the brand owns.


Omar Yunes expressed his huge delight at winning the accolade. He quickly added that he was just acting as a representative of his units as in actual sense the award belongs to the over 400 employees employed in his units. He also dedicated the award to Sushi Otto for granting him the freedom to innovate. The CEO of Sushi Otto, Benjamin Cancelmo, stated that the awards were important as they manifest the joint efforts of both parties in offering customers a unique hospitality, remarkable flavor and great service.

Diego Elizarrarras, BFW Mexico organizer, stated that Omar Yunes emerged as the winner due to the important role he played in the whole franchising-franchise correlation. He achieved a greater information management system. Omar also implemented control boards that have helped in having better and clear measurements for every unit.

Other Winners

Ivan Tamer, a Prendamex franchisee emerged as number two in the Mexican division. This was due to their implementation as well as tools provision to come up with a fresh marketing system that is currently used to run the pawnshops network. Ivan Tamer has contributed a lot in the franchise development and started parameters that remain unique in the network.

About Omar Yunes

Omar Yunes is the son of Miguel Angel Yunes, a Mexican politician. Omar is a successful businessman with interests in restaurants through the franchise of Sushi Otto and in real estate. He made his mark in the entrepreneurial world in 2011 after he invested around 34 million pesos to buy properties and various developments based in Polanco, Mexico City.

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