Omar Yunes’ Youthful Franchisee Success


Omar Yunes emerged top in a 2015 competition in the franchise world. This contest was held in Florence, Italy on the 5th of December. Omar Yunes is a franchisee of Sushi Itto a Japanese chain of restaurants and won because of his contribution to the Sushi Itto brand. The completion attracted representatives from 34 countries that included France, Hungary, Mexico, and Portugal.

Starting out at the age of 21 he now owns 13 units that are located in Mexico City, Veracruz, and Puebla. Omar feels that his success at the competition is owed to the 400 people he employs at his 13 units and the room that the brand allows for innovation. The competitors were appraised on things like the extent to which they had impacted the network, their input as regards knowledge, savings they had made, employee motivation and improvements they may have suggested to their respective models.

The Sushi Itto CEO showed appreciation for the awards pointing out that the awards showed the mutual efforts to ensure customers receive the best possible service. An organizer of the competition pointed out that Omar received the top award because of his contribution in the Franchiser- Franchisee relationship. He also pointed out the awards had proved that Mexico had taken its rightful place on the international stage.

The second place in the Mexican chapter was won by Ivan tamer who came up with marketing that is used in the Prendamex chain of pawnshops. Representatives from the Universidad Anhuac, sector entrepreneurs, the Mexican Association of Franchises and Entrepreneur made up the jury for the Mexican chapter of the competition.

About Omar Yunes
Omar Yunes is an entrepreneur in his 30’s that has managed to make a success of himself through franchising. He attended IPADE the Universidad Panamericana Business School. He was the general Director at Planta De Ideas as of 20008 and has been Franchisee at Sushi Itto since the year 2000. He enjoys football and supports Pumas de la UNAM and FC Barcelona. He is the son of the Governor of Veracruz Miguel Yunes Linares. He is married to Angela Ruiz.

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