Heavenly Ham

Honey- & spice-glazed hams
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$156K - $300K
Unit data is unavailable
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Company Overview

In 1985, R. Hutch Hodgson bought half of a year-old Hilton Head, South Carolina-based specialty franchise company to create Heavenly Ham’s franchisor, Paradise Foods Inc. With partners Bucky Cook, Wade Brannon and Ken Caldwell, he purchased the other half of the company shortly thereafter.

Heavenly Ham has grown from a few stores in the Southeast to a nationwide franchise. While the stores specialize in smoked, honey-spice glazed hams, they also offers smoked turkeys and other meats, box lunches, side dishes, desserts and breads. Hams arrive at the stores fully baked and spiral sliced to save production time and reduce investment in equipment.

About Heavenly Ham

Founded
1984
Parent Company
Paradise Foods Inc.
Leadership
Hutch Hodeson, Founder

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1984 (37 years)
# of employees at HQ
33
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
5445 Triangle Pkwy., #400
Norcross, GA 30092

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Heavenly Ham franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$30,000
Initial Investment
$156,000 - $299,900
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Heavenly Ham has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
2 weeks
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
5
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021