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Heavenly Ham
Honey- & spice-glazed hams



Franchising Since

1984 (34 Years)

Corporate Address

5445 Triangle Pkwy., #400
Norcross, GA 30092

Parent Company

Paradise Foods Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$156,000 - $299,900

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

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

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops



Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Classroom Training:

2 weeks

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:


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.

Initial Investment: Low - $156,000 High - $299,900

Units (Locations)

Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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