The hospitality industry is characterized by cutthroat competition, which forces many businesses to close shop within the first few months of their launch. Japanese restaurant chain Sushi Itto has defied expectations to become a leading brand in the hospitality industry. The restaurant’s Mexican outlets are operated by Mexican entrepreneur, Omar Yunes. The entrepreneur was recently recognized as the world’s Best Franchisee at a glamorous ceremony that was held in Florence, Italy.
This award was not surprising to those who know Mr. Yunes because he has been steadfastly dedicated towards ensuring that his business provides excellent services to its clients. He has made immense contributions to the hospitality industry by virtue of the brand that he represents. Mr. Yunes became the chain’s franchisee at a relatively young age of 21 years. At the moment, he operated 13 outlets in Mexico City, Vera Cruz, and Puebla. This represents ten percent of the chain’s outlets.
While accepting the honor, Omar expressed his delight and his gratitude towards his employees since they form the backbone of his outlets’ operations. Their commitment has enabled the management to innovate, something that has helped his restaurants to expand in the face of intense competition from other brands.
The ceremony was attended by delegates from more than 34 countries including Hungary, Portugal, Argentina, Mexico, and Italy. Each franchisee was evaluated based on its prominence within its network, and the contributions made in terms of savings and knowledge implemented, and how it motivates its employees. Omar emerged top due to the strategies that he has laid down, which have helped his franchise to realize better management of tech-savvy business models.
Mr. Omar in Brief
Omar is an influential figure in the Mexican hospitality industry. Through his leadership, the restaurants that he operates have managed to foster excellence in product offerings and customer care. Despite signing up with Sushi Itto at a young age, he has managed to build an enviable empire. All its outlets in Mexico are hotspots, something that attests to the strategic leadership that Omar provides. Besides running the restaurant chain, Mr. Yunes is also a successful real estate developer with interests in New York and Polanco, Mexico.