The Honey Baked Ham Company® is Coming to Mt. Juliet

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The Honey Baked Ham Co.®, the iconic name known for its premium hams, recently announced its latest signed agreement with local entrepreneur and existing owner, John Midgett, to bring another location to the Mt. Juliet area in early 2025.

Midgett, who is also the owner of the HoneyBaked store in Lebanon, TN, is eager to grow the brand and bring it to Mt. Juliet and the surrounding communities. Originally, Midgett was hired as an associate at the Lebanon location before purchasing the restaurant outright in 2013. Since then, he’s enjoyed building relationships with guests throughout the Lebanon area and giving back to his community through local initiatives and sponsorships.

“I’ve had the great pleasure of growing with HoneyBaked in Lebanon and am thrilled to officially own multiple locations,” said Midgett. “The team has been great, and I’ve enjoyed every second of my time with the brand since joining as an associate in 2008. I can’t wait to bring HoneyBaked happiness to the Mt. Juliet community and to continue serving the gourmet turkey, hams, and sides that our fans have come to love over the years.”

Driven by a commitment to providing exceptional products and cherished experiences, HoneyBaked has become a household name with a loyal customer base. Through the hand-crafted ham, turkey, and sides, HoneyBaked has cemented itself as the industry-leading forerunner for celebrations and everyday enjoyment.

“John’s time with our brand has been truly invaluable,” said Scott Temme, Director of Franchise Development at HoneyBaked. “At his Lebanon store, he’s continued to raise the bar brand-wide regarding the level of service that guests enjoy. I look forward to continuing to support him with his new store coming to Mt. Juliet, and I know he will knock it out of the park.”

In addition to the legendary glazed ham, HoneyBaked takes pride in ready-to-serve turkeys as well as sides, desserts, and an array of complete meals that have become a symbol of shared celebrations and cherished family moments. The concept features multiple revenue streams for operators highlighting the diverse products offered between lunch and dinner.

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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