The Honey Baked Ham Co.

The Honey Baked Ham Co.

Retail specialty foods, catering, cafes
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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#166 Ranked #257 last year
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Initial investment
$293K - $568K
Units as of 2021
409 1.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

After inventing the spiral slicer, Harry Hoenselaar founded The HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe in 1957. Family-owned and operated for three generations, the company has more than 300 locations in the United States. Incorporated in 1974, the Atlanta-based company has a catalog division, corporate sales businesses and a temporary holiday store system. The company purchased The Hickory Ham Co. and its 40 franchise stores.

In addition to its sweetly glazed ham, the company offers HoneyBaked turkey breast, side dishes, cheesecake, key lime pie and sandwiches. HoneyBaked Ham offers a corporate gift-giving program, employee recognition options, and catered meals for holidays and business functions.

About The Honey Baked Ham Co.

Industry
Food
Founded
1957
Parent Company
The Honey Baked Ham Co. LLC
Leadership
Jim Dinkins, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1998 (24 years)
# of employees at HQ
170
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units
409 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
3875 Mansell Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30022-1532

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The Honey Baked Ham Co. 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
$292,900 - $567,600
Net Worth Requirement
$350,000 - $500,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000 - $250,000
Veteran Incentives
$10,000 off first-store franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
3.25%
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
The Honey Baked Ham Co. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

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

On-The-Job Training
145-155 hours
Classroom Training
32 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

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
7-10
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021