Heavenly Ham
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Heavenly Ham

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Promoted Opportunities

Initial Investment

LOW: $156,000
HIGH: $299,900

Change in Units

Company Profile



Franchising Since

1984 (33 Years)

Corporate Address

5445 Triangle Pkwy., #400 Norcross, GA 30092

Parent Company

Paradise Foods Inc.

About Heavenly Ham

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.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$156,000 - $299,900

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

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

Units (Locations)

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 2 weeks

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 5

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Updated: March 21st, 2016

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