I'd long wondered about the Honey Baked Ham Co. If I remember correctly they used to have a spot on Grand. Actually that may have been an entirely different ham operation for all I know. I just know for sure I was always interested in ordering a mail order ham but we never really ate whole hams in my family. So I was never familiar with what the Honey Baked Ham Co. is other than a franchise.
Location in Lakeview
I recently decided to stop in after I saw someone else had checked in from here on social media. I'd never really known they did sandwiches. I always just assumed they were an outlet for people to pick up hams they order online or by phone and it's still that. But they smartly added a cafe aspect to their stores as a way of getting more customers in. Bc as much as I want to order one of their hams I don't have a use for so much of it. I was actually hoping maybe they sold ham bones that one could make split pea soup and such with but you have to buy a ham and eat most of it to get that coveted soup bone. When I learned that Honey Baked Ham Co. was founded in Detroit I got a little more confident in them. There's nowhere else in the States where they take ham sandwiches as serious as Detroit does. Turns out as far as a sandwich franchise goes these guys are pretty serious about ham sandwiches too. I tried the Tavern Club served with their signature ham, smoked turkey breast, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, mayo, honey mustard on multigrain bread. Served with a little cup of potato salad I was surprised how much I liked this very well put together sandwich. Both the ham and turkey were thick sliced and definitely not the generic sandwich meat served at other franchised spots.
Tavern Club at Honey Baked Ham Co.
The Honey Baked Ham Co.
2815 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60657