About Us

In 1957, when Harry J. Hoenselaar opened the first HoneyBaked store in Detroit, Michigan, like most great companies, he did so because he believed in an idea.

An idea that produced what is regarded today as the best tasting ham in the world. Using the highest quality bone-in smoked ham, Harry created a special curing and cooking procedure, bringing out a one-of-a-kind taste that can only be described as perfection.

With its sweet, crunchy glaze enhancing the flavor of the bone-in smoked ham, Harry's patented spiral-slicing process made Honey Baked Ham the easy-to-serve centerpiece, becoming an instant staple at holiday dinners, Easter celebrations and meaningful meals shared and savored by family and friends.

All these years later, the company has stayed within the Hoenselaar family and so has the commitment to make every ham the same way Harry did - one at a time. Along with the unmistakable Honey Baked Ham, that guarantee of satisfaction has grown to include homemade side dishes, classic roasted turkeys, and save-room-for worthy desserts that meet our strict standards.

We proudly stand behind each and every one of our products and take pride in serving our customers, whether it's the height of holiday season or just a simple lunch at the cafe.

It's that commitment to premium quality that lets us say when you serve The Authentic Honey Baked Ham, it's always a special occasion.

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The Early Years

In 1936, Harry J. Hoenselaar built a prototype of what was to become the first spiral-slicing machine. By 1944, he filed his first patent. It wasn't until 1957 that Harry opened the first HoneyBaked Store in Detroit, Michigan. Officially bringing together his patented spiral slicer with The Honey Baked Ham Company.

Expansion Years

Harry's children were the ones who developed the brand’s broader recognition by growing its presence in their spheres of influence over the last decades. The Honey Baked Ham Company continues to be a family-owned business and serve customers online and at more than 400 year round retail locations in 40 states across the United States.

Looking Forward

After six decades of serving The World’s Best Ham™, The Honey Baked Ham Company is entering into a new era while still honoring our heritage. Our brand refresh continues to implement burgundy, while introducing a warm orange. We are excited for new menu innovations and elevating the customers' experience as we look forward to the next six decades.

Our Values

Treat Customers Like Gold

Like guests to our home, we will serve customers with prompt, friendly service. Those who cannot serve directly, will serve those who do; our store associates and franchisees. When we error, we acknowledge and make it right. By meeting our customers needs and exceeding their expectations, we attempt to make each shopper a passionate Hambassador for our Brand.

Treat Everyone With Respect

Positive relationships, internal and external, that contribute to respectful workplaces are important. We talk to each other, not about each other, addressing the right person first in an issue-centric manner. When we error we admit, apologize, rectify, accept apologies, and move on. We are inclusive and collaborate as a team while respecting others’ time and point of view.

Do The Right Thing

We act with integrity and commitment, taking pride in our work. We will be transparent in our dealings. Good stewardship for all who depend upon HoneyBaked requires tough decisions that can seem in conflict with the best thing for an individual. While we recognize that we will never satisfy everyone, we seek win/win solutions.

Deliver Quality & Growth Worthy of the Brand

We have an uncompromising commitment to quality products, service, and support. We honor the responsibility our customers entrust to us, providing food that makes every occasion more special. We educate and develop our associates, preparing them for personal and professional growth while providing them the tools needed to care for our customers. Building on the opportunity to unleash the power of HoneyBaked, we will seek ways to grow that deliver against our mission.

Make a Difference. Have Some Fun.

The welfare of our communities is critical to our success and requires that we are responsible corporate citizens and give back to those who support us. We commit to make a positive difference for HoneyBaked, our shareholders, our fellow associates, our franchisees, our communities and our customers. We make opportunities to celebrate our successes and winning together.

Find a store near you to shop our HoneyBaked products, grab lunch and learn about catering.

Shop our online selection of HoneyBaked products and have them shipped to your door.