What You Need To Know About Franchisee Omar Yunes

Omar Yunes began his career in 2003 as the Aquatics Program Director of YMCA of Orange County. After one year, Saddleback College employed him as its Adapted Kinesiology Specialist. He holds that position till date.
He made a significant contribution to the Sushi Itto brand, and he was chosen as its franchisee. He received the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW) award in Florence, Italy. Omar was only 21 years old then. He owns 13 franchise units in Veracruz, Mexico City and Puebla. These are 10% of the units belonging to the Japanese food brand. He also has 400 employees.
BFW is a global event which recognizes efforts made by franchisees when promoting different franchise brands. It is usually attended by the best franchisees. They are selected in each country’s BFW version.
Its aims at rewarding leadership, network and innovation of improvement processes in operating a franchise. It also recognizes the identity and commitment of franchisees. They get motivated by the diffusion of business concepts which are involved in the competition.
In 2015, the BFW was attended by franchisees from 34 countries such as Hungary, Mexico, Brazil, Portugal and Argentina. They were evaluated based on their network’s influence, knowledge contribution, proposed model improvements, implemented savings and employees’ motivation.
Omar won the national qualifier due to his change in the franchisee-franchising relationship. It promoted better information management and control boards implementation. This enhanced clearer measurements of units. Mexican Chapter’s jury was composed of the Mexican Association of Franchises and entrepreneurs of the sector.
Ivan Tamer was the franchisee of Prendamex and the second in the Mexican Chapter. It was due to the tools which he had provided and implemented to achieve new marketing systems. He helped in enhancing pawn shops’ management.
In November 2015, Omar Yunes and Ivan Tamer represented Mexican franchises in the global final. They were selected in Mexico’s BFW version. Omar presented the case “Professionalization of the role of the franchisee” while Ivar introduced the “Implementation of the alternative system for the control of articles”.