Who would have thought that the award for the best restaurant franchise in Mexico could be given to a Japanese chain? Mexican cuisine is so diverse and interesting nobody knew that the winning franchise would be something completely different.
But that is exactly what happened to Omar Yunes franchise of Sushi Itto Japanese restaurant chain. They won the national competition and then went on to compete on the international stage. This is where they won again, bringing the recognition back to Mexico. Franchises from different parts of the world compete in the race while their owners meet each other and gather new ideas.
Good Relationships with People
Sushi Itto doesn’t have many restaurants in the world. Omar Yunes wasn’t afraid to risk and go for it, opening the chain and then expanding it as time went on. He now owns 13 restaurants that offer jobs for more than 400 people.
He is an innovator and value the relationship he has with the CEO of Sushi Itto. His attitude and leadership skills were recently noted and praised as well as his business skills. Hospitality and catering are some of the toughest industries for competition, so seeing people succeed is always a positive sign.
His employees also praise him for the constant communication he has with all the restaurants. They have clear guidelines and standards to follow so it is easier to train new members of staff.
Their performance is measured and all restaurants know how they performed over a period of time. It allows the chain to grow and be more flexible with new menus. It also allows new initiatives to take place and technology to become an assed rather than the enemy.
Open and Innovative
Omar Yunes was born in still lives in Mexico. His leadership style is described as open and fair. However, when the first restaurant opened Yunes wanted to succeed. His marketing and advertising can go from mild to aggressive depending on what is best for the company.
There now 13 restaurants in Mexico and it is 10 percent of all franchises Sushi Itto has. He is showing no signs of stopping at that as long as Mexico will crave Japanese food.