Since 1957, HoneyBaked Ham has been a cherished guest at holidays, special occasions and family dinners. It was then that Harry J. Hoenselaar opened the first HoneyBaked Ham store in Detroit, Michigan. He'd select the finest quality bone-in ham, cure it in his secret marinade, and then for tenderness, he'd smoke the ham for hours over a unique blend of hardwood chips. The crowning touch was Harry's crunchy sweet glaze that crackled with good taste. He even invented and patented a unique machine to slice it perfectly. Three generations and more than 400 stores later, the Hoenselaar family still prepares each Honey Baked Ham the same way that Harry did – one ham at a time.