Why Our Franchisees Love Honey Baked Ham

HoneyBaked sliced ham, sliced turkey, dinner rolls and side at outside catering table

Over the last 60+ years, our customers have shown us that they love Honey Baked Ham. And no wonder – our delicious, spiral-sliced ham is the best there is, and has earned its place as a holiday staple and an American icon. It’s not just the customers that love Honey Baked Ham. Nationwide, our franchisees have enjoyed the benefits of our proven business model – and here’s what they’ve said about it.

Nonstop Support from Day One

“The support the Honey Baked system provides has allowed our business to grow and become very successful. If we had to do it all over again, we would have purchased our franchise a lot sooner.”

– Chris Komara, Multi-Unit Franchisee in MI

Success can never be guaranteed in the business world, but our system is designed to give our franchisees the best chance possible to establish and grow their business. Our support for you starts from the first time you make contact with us – we’ll make sure to get back to you as soon as possible and give you all the information you need to complete the next steps of the discovery process. And your support doesn’t stop when you sign your franchise agreement.

Once you decide to franchise with us, we’ll help get you ready for ownership with dedicated support at every turn. We’ll walk you through site selection, real estate, design and construction. You’ll get 3-4 weeks of hands-on, in-store training. We’ll do everything we can to help you feel confident for your grand opening, including pre-grand opening and ongoing marketing and operations support. Additionally, with a dedicated Franchise Business Consultant visiting your store periodically to help ensure things are going smoothly, you’ll never be without a helping hand.

Family Focus

“We love being together as a family in the evenings. When the doors are locked and we go home, it is truly our time and we don’t have to worry about ‘work’ emergencies that require immediate attention.”

– Mark & Kelly Johnson, Franchisees in Sioux Falls, SD

Honey Baked Ham has been owned and operated by the Hoenselaar family since our founding in 1957 by Harry Hoeneslaar himself. We are and always have been a family company, and that tradition continues with our franchisees. It means our franchisees often get the whole family involved in running the business, and it also means that the Honey Baked Ham system is well-suited for those with families to enjoy their time together when they’re not in their store.

Our low-maintenance operational model doesn’t require any cooking equipment, which reduces the need for a big cleanup after the store closes. Plus, our store hours aren’t as demanding as a typical QSR, allowing franchisees more free time throughout the week to spend with their families.

A Strong System for Sustainable Growth

“I love that Honey Baked 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 Honey Baked Brand cannot be denied. The products, leadership, support, and systems are outstanding!”

– Carole Dunlap, Multi-Unit Franchisee in CO

While we’re most well-known for our spiral-sliced hams, our franchisees can take advantage of four streams of revenue to drive sales year-round. In addition to the proteins that dominate our retail sales, we offer a full lunch menu, event catering and individual and corporate gifting. Our four revenue streams and high-quality products entice our customers to come back again and again, no matter the season.

If you’re thinking about franchising with a beloved American brand, consider Honey Baked Ham. We’re dedicated to helping our franchisees continue to deliver on our promise to serve quality products with exceptional service every day.

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