Owning a top retail food franchise can be lifechanging. franchise opportunity — just ask our franchisees. Watch them share their stories in these exclusive interviews.
What Drew You To HoneyBaked Ham?
What Has Been Your Biggest Challenge?
What Are the Key Pieces That Make Honey Baked Ham Successful?
How Has The Support From Corporate Been?
How Has The Support From Franchise Been?
How Do You Foresee Your Families Lifestyle Being Better?
How Do You Picture Your Life in 10 Years?
What Unexpected Benefits of Ownership Have You Discovered?
What Has Been The Most Rewarding Part Of Ownership?
What Skillsets Are Vital For Success?
What Is Your Number One Piece Of Advice?
Describe An Average Day
What Would You Do Different?
Franchisees always have a voice. Even if they don’t go to the corporate office in Alpharetta every year, they have a voice
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.
HoneyBaked’s corporate leadership knows what they’re doing and they want you to succeed. If at any point in the ownership process you feel you’re struggling, don’t be afraid to ask for help. The leadership team has a heart for people and really cares about their franchisees and employees, and they’re always available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The field support team is tremendous. My field consultant cares about where I’m going as an individual franchisee. My consultant is hands-on, provides great support and helps to resolve any issues. They recognize my strengths as an independent owner. They have a consultative approach and want to help me grow my business.
I love that HoneyBaked Ham has many ways to generate revenue besides their premium hams. They offer a variety of premium proteins along with desserts, sides, lunch, and catering that all helps with the bottom line. The strength of HoneyBaked Brand cannot be denied. The products, leadership, support, and systems are outstanding!
HoneyBaked Ham has allowed us and our entire family to truly enjoy all of the benefits and rewards of owning a franchise. The hours are perfect for our lifestyle, the support from the Franchisor has been superb, and the local community involvement is absolutely incredible. Not only do we enjoy the freedom to have our own business, it has challenged us to become better leaders, listeners, and hopefully better people from the experience. We couldn't have made a better decision.
As a franchisee, I’m in the position to benefit from the advantages of being a small-business owner and the perks of working with a well-established brand name. Being a franchisee is the best of both worlds – you can be creative, entrepreneurial and independent; at the same time, you don’t have to completely start from scratch – you are part of a larger system.
I have owned other successful franchises over the past 20 years. With that said, by far HoneyBaked has my best interests for a successful and profitable business.