Franchise & Operations Training


Our most proficient master glazers can hand-glaze hundreds of hams to perfection every hour during peak season. Similarly, running a Honey Baked Ham Co.® store can become like second nature, but it takes time, effort and experience. From start to launch and beyond, we help you to get started and gain momentum so you can enjoy the fruits of your labors.

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Comprehensive training of 3-4 weeks (depending on your prior experience), both in-store and at our corporate offices. Plus, ongoing training through conferences and webinars.

New owners participate in a four-phase training program that includes:

  • Pre-training activities and online “E-Learning”
  • 1 week in our Customer Support Center and 2-3 weeks of hands-on training at a certified training store (3 total weeks of training if you have prior food experience, 4 total weeks if you don’t have prior food experience)
  • Store-opening training with your Franchise Business Consultant
  • On-going support and training after your store is open and running

After your store opens, you’ll have access to shared resources, specialized holiday training, educational webinars, new product operations guides and weekly communications.

Your Support

Doesn’t stop with training

We’re with you every step of the way.


Includes new store opening support, national advertising & promotions, local marketing tools & programs, virtual store websites, plus new and limited time product support.


Each franchisee is assigned an experienced HoneyBaked Franchise Business Consultant in the field, dedicated to promoting the store’s success. Our IT support includes a POS system, cash flow modeling, inventory control and labor scheduling. In addition, we provide purchasing and supplier coordination and quality assurance, food safety and inspection support.

Trained female Honey Baked Ham employee making a sandwich on their sandwich bar with Honey Baked Ham franchisee.

Real estate

The Honey Baked Ham Co.® works closely with franchisees on market analysis, site selection and lease review.

Store design & construction

In addition to design and architectural services, we offer equipment planning and sourcing, construction bid reviews, general contractor support and construction site visits.

Interior photo of franchised Dawsonville, GA Honey Baked Ham store with fridges with products, tables, registers and the menu on the back wall.

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