HoneyBaked Ham is a meat/cafe franchise with multiple locations throughout the country (and two in NYC) that serves fresh honeyglazed hams, turkeys, and more! We here at NYC Newswire spoke to a representative of HoneyBaked and got an inside scoop on how the franchise was started, their community work, what they offer, and more!
Check out the interview below!
NYCNewsWire: Most New Yorkers are unfamiliar with HoneyBaked. What made you guys open HoneyBaked in Brooklyn?
HoneyBaked Ham: Honeybaked Ham might be new to New York, but it is a brand that has been around since 1957, starting in Detroit. With its sweet, crunchy glaze enhancing the flavor of the bone-in smoked ham, the patented spiral-slicing process made HoneyBaked 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.
NYCNW: Who are the owners, and are they long time Brooklyn residents?
HBH: Longtime Brooklyn resident Robles Gibbs and his business partner Clay Berry, who were familiar with the brand, felt Honeybaked would be a great option for New Yorkers. “We know New Yorkers care about eating healthy, while still eating delicious foods, so it made sense for us to introduce Honeybaked to the New York market”, states Berry. “Our meats are real, and they’re delicious.”
NYCNW: I know the name of the company is Honeybaked Ham, but do you only sell ham?
HBH:“We are known for making the best glazed ham in the country, but our honeyglazed turkey and our roast beef are delicious as well. We sell a lot more than ham, in fact the company is moving to the name “Honeybaked” to address that point. We also have vegetarian options that are just as delicious. Once you try our turkey, roast beef or ham, I guarantee you will return.”, stated Clay Berry, one of the owners.
NYCNW: Do you have any lunch specials for students or city workers, etc…? If so, what are the specials and how can they get the special?
HBH: Yes. Our specials are available all day for students and city workers. Specials are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches with sides of salad or soup, and for dinner you can get whole cooked meats to take home, with family sized size dishes, and a selection of desserts.
NYCNW: Is Honeybaked ever at events where people might be able to sample the meats?
HBH: We support community events, like community board meetings, church functions, and we catered events for Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and other elected officials. Every organization that we work with continues to order our catering services, because of the taste of the foods and the service that we provide.
NYCNW: Do you have any fundraising opportunities? If yes, then what kind of organizations can participate, and who should they get in contact with? How does the fundraising option work?
HBH: Yes. We have fundraising options that work well for schools, non profit organizations and community based organizations. Our fundraising puts cash back into their organizations.
NYCNW: What are the healthy options at Honeybaked?
HBH: Our turkey sandwich with a side soup or salad, is a great healthy option. You get fresh honey glazed turkey, with fresh lettuce and tomatoes, with buns that are baked fresh and delivered daily. This is popular combination for lunch or late afternoon.
NYCNW: Do you cater events? How does that work? You cater sandwiches, full turkeys, salads? If you sell full turkeys and ham for catering, do they come already sliced or do people have to carve the meats?
HBH: Our catering can include full turkeys, ham or roast beef, already sliced and ready to serve. We can also provide full, half or quarter sandwiches to serve anywhere from 10 to 500 people. We provide large side dishes as well.
395-A Flatbush Avenue Extension
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Mon-Wed: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Thurs-Sat: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Sun: 10:00am – 1:00pm
1413 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sat-Sun: 10:00am – 6:00pm