America’s first & favorite ham franchise

Own Your Slice of a 65-Year Tradition

The Honey Baked Ham Co.® is an iconic American brand with a legendary legacy serving as the centerpiece of delicious holiday meals and special occasions for families nationwide since 1957. We invite you to learn more about how our ham became America’s favorite and created a truly special franchise opportunity in the process.

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It’s impossible to measure the delicious, full flavor of our hams – but we can measure their quality. Our 24-point inspection ensures every ham meets our high quality standards.

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If reasonable hours, minimal labor, and no cooking are at the top of your list, see what it takes to rise to the top of ours.

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Four Revenue Streams

Our four streams of revenue help franchisees keep the glazing torches going year-round.

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    With our year-round retail service, families can enjoy Honey Baked Ham, turkey and our delicious sides for any special occasion or family meal.

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    From hams to gift cards, we offer personal and corporate gifting options that are truly appreciated by everyone.

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    Families and businesses can order catering boxes, platters and trays for any parties, picnics, office events, and get togethers year-round.

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    We offer fresh, made-to-order sandwiches, home-style soups, and flavorful salads for dine-in or take-out lunch service.

My husband was deployed all over the world as an engineer in Marine Corps for almost 28 years. As he made it to retirement, we decided we wanted to do something new, and something where our family could work as a unit, together, for the first time. So, when the time came, we did our research and felt that HoneyBaked Ham would work for us and work well in our market.

Jackie Barton | Multi-unit Franchisee in NC

The holidays are hectic at our stores, but they are also wonderful. We have loyal customers that return year after year. We feel like we are part of their family. They share with us who is joining the family celebration and that they have to have a HoneyBaked Ham. It’s only a matter of who is going to pick up the ham that’s in question, not whether a HoneyBaked Ham is going to be at the table!

Kim Borough | Multi-unit Franchisee in VA

Franchising made sense because everything was in place. Honey Baked Ham is already there for you and they’re going to be there for you.

Tom Whiting | Franchisee in Leesburg, VA

Honey Baked Ham is a quality product. We wanted people to know how special the product was. We tell people that eat other sandwich chain products – that’s fine, all of them are good at what they do. But if you taste our sandwich one time, trust and believe you will come back. Because of the taste and quality of our meat and the quality of the experience.

Jackie & Michael Barton | Multi-unit Franchisees in NC

Something that’s really unique to HoneyBaked versus a traditional quick-service restaurant is the retail season. At our store, in November and December, we’re really a retailer that also does catering. The rest of the year, we’re a caterer that sells retail. That combination is unique – there’s more than one way to be successful.

Jeff & Toni Madden | Franchisees in Huntington, WV

Franchising with HoneyBaked has been the best thing in the world for me because it helped me get my family life back. As a manager, you're not your own boss, you put in a lot of hours but as an owner – while my oldest son was in high school, I never missed a basketball game, never missed a baseball game. All four years of high school I was able to do that. It means so much and goes so much further than any paycheck. The money will come, but you're able to make the most of your time with your family.

Toni Gilbert | Multi-Unit Franchisee in AZ

Expect tremendous support from franchise business leaders and corporate support groups, there’s no smoke and mirrors there. You do actually get that support you’re promised.

Rod Little | Franchisee in Harrisonburg, VA

Franchisees always have a voice. Even if they don’t go to the corporate office in Alpharetta every year, they have a voice

Tricia Sluder | Franchisee in Cleveland, TN


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