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Nov 22, 2013 8:59 AM by Kristen Holloway

Thanksgiving Preparations Heating up at Honey Baked

Thanksgiving preparations are heating up this week! One Lafayette business started early to ensure happy customers who are pre-ordering their "must have" Thanksgiving glazed hams.

"Oh we have to have ham and turkey at every Thanksgiving, that's what we all look forward too, that's a main meal," said Customer Leslie Corry.

Corry says she excited for the holidays and likes to get a head start on her Thanksgiving dinner at Honey Baked.

"My favorite thing is having all my family over and celebrating eating all one meal together," said Corry.

Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Mother's Day, the store racks up 70% of its revenue.

Christmas is actually first, Thanksgiving second, Easter being third and I would say Mothers Day is fourth," said Honey Baked Store Manager Ricky Reaves. "We actually start this in August, we input all our orders, we really have to kind of estimate off of last years and hope there's some growth."

Ham is definitely a holiday favorite but believe it or not, customers come in for more than just that yummy glazed goodness.

"Turkey breast is probably the second but the third is one of the side dishes, the sweet potato souffle," said Reaves. "It's almost like a dessert, it's so good."

The day before thanksgiving is one of the busiest days in the store but Reaves says its also the most festive. He says they try their best to keep customers happy and the lines moving.

"We try to get everybody entertained, we'll have sample out and we'll have an individual who strictly takes care of talking to customers and interacting with them," said Reaves.

For those prepping for their holiday meals, employers at Honey Baked tells KATC, honey baked ham is good for 7-10 days in the fridge and up to 6 weeks in the freezer. Also, every ham comes with a bone which is good to cook with soups or beans and rice.Thanksgiving preparations are heating up this week! One Lafayette business started early to ensure happy customers who are pre-ordering their "must have" Thanksgiving glazed hams.

"Oh we have to have ham and turkey at every Thanksgiving, that's what we all look forward too, that's a main meal," said Customer Leslie Corry.

Corry says she excited for the holidays and likes to get a head start on her Thanksgiving dinner at Honey Baked.

"My favorite thing is having all my family over and celebrating eating all one meal together," said Corry.

Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Mother's Day, the store racks up 70% of its revenue.

Christmas is actually first, Thanksgiving second, Easter being third and I would say Mothers Day is fourth," said Honey Baked Store Manager Ricky Reaves. "We actually start this in August, we input all our orders, we really have to kind of estimate off of last years and hope there's some growth."

Ham is definitely a holiday favorite but believe it or not, customers come in for more than just that yummy glazed goodness.

"Turkey breast is probably the second but the third is one of the side dishes, the sweet potato souffle," said Reaves. "It's almost like a dessert, it's so good."

The day before thanksgiving is one of the busiest days in the store but Reaves says its also the most festive. He says they try their best to keep customers happy and the lines moving.

"We try to get everybody entertained, we'll have sample out and we'll have an individual who strictly takes care of talking to customers and interacting with them," said Reaves.

For those prepping for their holiday meals, employers at Honey Baked tells KATC, honey baked ham is good for 7-10 days in the fridge and up to 6 weeks in the freezer. Also, every ham comes with a bone which is good to cook with soups or beans and rice.

 

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