Omar Yunes took home the title for Best Franchisee of The World in the 2015 competition. This competition was held in Florence, Italy and is held on a yearly basis. The location changes but no matter where the event is held, representatives come from place like Portugal, Hungary, France, Spain and Mexico. The most succesful and important leaders from these different countries meet up to recognize those who have had the biggest impact in the industry. They also get together to discuss the great ideas from these different industry leaders in order to improve the world all around.
In order to decide who will attend the international event, each country will hold their own regional version. Only then do the send one or two people to compete. In 2015, Mexico did just that. In their own version of Best Franchisee of the World, both Ivan Tamer and Omar Yunes were recognized and send to Florence, Italy to compete. This was huge for Mexico because this marked the first year that they have been able to be represented at this event as a country.
Omar Yunes was recognized for his role with Sushi Itto. He became Franchisee of the Japanese style restaurant chain when he was only 21 years old. Since then, he has succesfully expanded Sushi Itto by adding an additional 13 unites under his name. He also expanded his total workforce to include around 400 employees. He won first place at the international competition as Best Franchisee for the role he has played with Sushi Itto as well as the new systems he implemented. Some of these amazing accomplishments include a new control and measurement system as well as better customer service relationships.
Ivan Tamer, on the other hand, is Franchisee of Prendamex. Prendamex is basically a series of local Pawnshops located in and around Mexico. He was recognized in Mexico’s version of Best Franchisee and was also sent to represent Mexico in Florence, Italy. Ivan Tamer was initially recognized for the new marketing system he set up within his series of Pawnshops. Due to all the success and revenue he receive from that system, he became well known and other companies wanted to adopt his style.