HoneyBaked Ham Co. & Cafe is a family-owned franchise that was started 50 years ago with one location in Detroit. Since then, that family recipe for honey-glazed ham has grown into a franchise chain that offers four ways for franchisees to generate revenue: retail, catering, gifts and the dine-in Honeybaked Ham Cafe. A fast-casual restaurant, the Cafe features no messy grills or fryers and limited staffing requirements, making it simpler to operate than typical restaurants. It also offers family-friendly hours: Locations are typically open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. In 1998, the company began franchising when it bought Hickory Ham, a Southeastern-based franchise; in 2002, it bought its largest competitor, Heavenly Ham.