The Honey Baked Ham Company® Inks Latest Deal to Grow in Alabama

May 23, 2024

ALABAMA – The Honey Baked Ham Company ®, the iconic name known for its premium hams and delectable feasts, recently announced its latest signed agreement with existing franchisee, Andy Gaghagen, to bring two new stores to Cullman and Dothan, Alabama.  

Having been a HoneyBaked owner for over 10 years, Gaghagen has enjoyed building relationships with the communities across his other locations in Georgia and Alabama. With the addition of these two new stores, Gaghagen’s HoneyBaked portfolio now includes seven locations. He prides himself in being a hands-on owner, working closely with managers and staff, in addition to his participation in the local Chamber of Commerce and volunteer opportunities. 

“Over the past decade, I have been contributing to the growth of HoneyBaked and am thrilled to continue expanding alongside the brand,” said Gaghagen. “I am deeply committed to upholding the tradition of excellence that defines the brand and look forward to expanding the HoneyBaked name into these two key cities in Alabama. My existing stores continue to thrive in their respected communities and I anticipate similar success at these upcoming locations.”

Driven by a commitment to providing exceptional products and cherished experiences, HoneyBaked has become a household name with a loyal customer base. With delicious offerings like their complete meals featuring signature glazed ham and turkey breast, a variety of heat & serve sides and desserts, as well as new Take & Bake Sliders and Biscuits, HoneyBaked has cemented itself as the industry-leading forerunner for celebrations and everyday occasions. 

“Andy has been an exceptional franchisee who truly embodies what our brand stands for,” said Jim Hannan, SVP of Operations at HoneyBaked. “These additional locations in Cullman and Dothan are in great hands, and I’m eager to see the positive impact they bring to the community. It has been a pleasure to watch Andy grow within our franchisee network and we’re confident these new stores will be successful under his ownership.” 

HoneyBaked is actively seeking passionate entrepreneurs to join its thriving franchise network. The brand encourages scalability, long-term growth, and active community involvement in its franchisee candidates. By capitalizing on its unrivaled products, proven business model, and comprehensive support system, HoneyBaked is set to energize the franchise industry while ensuring a glazing path to success. 

About The Honey Baked Ham Company ® 

For more than 65 years, The Honey Baked Ham Company® has provided customers and their families with delightful food to enjoy for all of life’s special moments. HoneyBaked’s origins began when founder Harry J. Hoenselaar patented a spiral-slicing ham machine, making way for the first HoneyBaked Store in Detroit, Michigan. Since that momentous opening in 1957, the family-owned company has grown to more than 400 locations nationwide, serving its signature spiral-sliced Honey Baked Ham with sweet and crunchy glaze, premium turkey breast, heat & serve sides, desserts, sandwiches, and most recently, delicious take & bake sliders and biscuits. Offering convenient meals using the best ingredients, HoneyBaked will make every occasion a little more memorable, whether you’re dining in-store, picking up or ordering online. 

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