By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2017
Lee Griffin, Owner/Operator of Honey Baked Ham Co. and Cafe of Tulsa, with just a tiny sample of the hams, turkeys and fixin’s available at Honey Baked Ham Co. and Cafe of Tulsa, located at 61st & Memorial.
This year, more than 2.5 million customers will invite Honey Baked Ham to be an important part of their holiday gatherings from Thanksgiving through the beginning of the New Year. It all started back in the 1940s when founder Harry Hoenselaar patented the perfect final touch to his delicious gourmet hams…the spiral-slicing process. In addition, Harry also created a unique curing and cooking process that produced unbelievably high quality, bone-in smoked hams.
In 1957, Harry opened his first Honey Baked Ham Co. store in Detroit, Michigan. The company is still family-owned and each product still employs the same procedures Harry created from the beginning…one at a time. This is just one of the unique features that makes Honey Baked Ham and Turkey so deliciously different from similar products. Whole Honey Baked Turkeys are sold roasted, smoked or Cajun style.
In addition to the exquisite taste, turkey breasts are fully cooked and ready to serve, allowing you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating life with friends and family, one meal at a time.
Honey Baked Ham Co. and Cafe of Tulsa is owned and operated by Lee Griffin and the store Manager/Partner is Nikki McAnelly. Lee worked for the parent company 19 years and has owned the Tulsa store for seven. The company’s first employee, Michael Voumard, has 14 years and still serves the organization.
Honey Baked Ham of Tulsa is locally owned and operated and the three members of the management team have a combined total of more than 50 years in the Honey Baked business. “Honey Baked’s core values include treating customers like gold, treating everyone with respect, doing the right thing, delivering quality and growth worthy of the brand and making a difference while having some fun!,” says Lee. When you visit the store for lunch, to pick up a delicious dinner or use them to cater an event at your home or business, you’ll readily witness how well Lee and his crew live up to the values instilled by the parent company.
Each of the 12,000 people employed during the holiday season is instrumental in helping equip the company to deliver the premium quality products millions of customers have come to expect from Honey Baked Ham. Indeed.com, an American worldwide employment-related search engine for job listings, recently posted results of a survey which voted Honey Baked Ham the 15th best place for work life balance.
The store provides the same high-quality standards in every product offered from their Honey Glazed Ham and Turkey to all the additional products that include sandwiches, signature salads, cheesecake, carrot cake, apple caramel walnut pie, southern pecan pie and more. “Whether you’re dining at the cafe, catering or using us for your holiday parties and meals,” said Lee, “you’re going to enjoy the same high-quality standards in every product we offer.” Honey Baked Gift Cards make great gifts for any special occasion.
“Our hams have a distinctly different taste and tenderness that other similar products fail to possess. Our world-renowned recipe and preparation compare to no other,” explained Lee.
Trust the experts by letting Lee and his crew help you create the setting, moments and taste that that have helped make holidays so special for 60 years! That sweet, crunchy glaze on both the ham and turkey breasts can only be found at Honey Baked Ham. And each ham and turkey breast is glazed by hand in the store to assure that you’re receiving the freshest, best-tasting products. Nothing’s better the day after than a Honey Baked Ham sandwich! “We have everything you need,” says Lee. “And we look forward to serving you!”
Nikki McAnelly, store Manager/Partner of Honey Baked Ham Co. and Cafe of Tulsa, wants to help you create the setting, moments and taste that helps make the holidays so special.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.
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