HoneyBaked Ham says thank you to Kennesaw and all of metro Atlanta for 40 years and a great anniversary celebration!
The HoneyBaked Ham Company of Georgia has 40 reasons to celebrate in October – 40 years of serving up America’s favorite ham to the Atlanta area.
HoneyBaked, famous for its sweet, crunchy glazed hams and turkeys, got its start in Atlanta in 1972. The first store was on Buford Highway – and customers can still see where HoneyBaked founder Harry Hoenselaar signed the rafters. Now, there are over 20 HoneyBaked stores in the metro-Atlanta area, with up to 1,000 seasonal and full-time employees throughout Georgia. HoneyBaked of Georgia’s headquarters, based in Alpharetta, services over 300 HoneyBaked company and franchise locations across the nation, as well as a shipping business in Carrolton, Ga.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, the North Point location in Alpharetta celebrated with special deals and giveaways including 40 free pounds of ham, 40 free mini hams, gift cards, games, prizes, and more. All metro stores, including the Kennesaw location, had gift card giveaways and special deals.
"Participating Atlanta stores saw a significant increase in shoppers eager to take advantage of the discounts, while hundreds more dropped by the North Point location to take part in our 40th anniversary celebrations,” said Tim Quinn, vice president of retail and business development for HoneyBaked Ham of Georgia.
But it’s not just for the holidays anymore. Over the last 40 years, HoneyBaked has made continuous improvements, including recently expanding its stores and menus to include items for lunch, catered events and dinner. Each location in the metro area has transformed from the HoneyBaked store that once offered shoppers a place to pick up their holiday hams, to the current HoneyBaked store that not only features flavorful hams and turkeys, but serves delicious sandwiches, salads, and fully-cooked, convenient meals for every occasion. Just this year in the metro-Atlanta area, HoneyBaked has served close to 2-million meals – 1,813,367 to be exact.
“Honey Baked Ham has been a holiday favorite for many Atlanta area residents for 40 years now,” said Maggie DeCan, COO of HoneyBaked. “We’re celebrating four decades of being invited into homes and onto holiday dinner tables, generation after generation. For many families, HoneyBaked is as synonymous with holiday tradition as opening presents.”