For the first time ever Mexico held is own Best Franchisee of The World competition. Normally, the event is held internationally and includes participants from all over the world. In Mexico’s version, however, only franchisees who reside in Mexico were a part of the competition. They held the event as a way to decide who would head on to represent the country at the real BFW international event. Omar Yunes and Iván Tamer were among the top winners for the Mexican version. Omar Yunes is Franchisee of Sushi Itto and Iván Tamer is Franchisee of Prendamex.
Both Omar Yunes and Ivan Tamer attended the Best Franchisee of The World competition held in Florence, Italy this past year. Since they were the winners in the Mexico version of the event, they got to represent Mexico in the international one. Omar Yunes took first place as Best Franchisee for the work he has done with Sushi Itto. Sushi Itto is a Japanese restaurant chain that Yunes took control of at age 21. In the years since he first became Franchisee, he has opened a total of 13 units and helped improve sales. He also recieved recognition for the way he transformed the traditional relationship franchises had with their franchisees. The changes he made helped customer relations and overall better management of the business.
Ivan Tamer on the other hand, controls a network of Pawnshops called Prendamex. He was recognized at the international BFW Competition for the new management system he put in place. Almost every pawnshop in Mexico is now using the system that Iván Tamer implemented with his franchise. Together, both Ivan Tamer and Omar Yunes are helping Mexico get the recognition the country deserves for the successful and inspiring leaders that they have. Mexico use to be known only in regional events, but after this they are sure to win more awards in the future