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HoneyBaked Ham and Cafe stores a delight

The Allan Ross’ Tavern Club is one of the many sandwich specialties at the HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe store in Warner Robins.
The Allan Ross’ Tavern Club is one of the many sandwich specialties at the HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe store in Warner Robins. Beau Cabell/The Telegraph

Did you know The HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe prepares more than just ham and side dishes? Oh yes indeed my friends.

If you’ve ever ordered a half, mini or whole ham, or by the slice, then you’re familiar with the heavenly delights of its brown sugar glaze, and subsequent home between two slices of soft, white bread.

Most of Georgia’s HoneyBaked Ham stores are located in the Atlanta vicinity, but Middle Georgia is home to two such franchises, one in Warner Robins and the other in Macon on Forsyth Road.

Cafe sandwiches are in abundance at the International City’s location, along Watson Boulevard in the Galleria Square shopping center. All locations serve a variety of such sandwiches.

The best way to sample a little bit of everything is to go for the executive boxed lunch. And no, you don’t have to be an executive to order one. The handy meal includes your choice of sandwich, deli side item, chips, pickle, and brownie or cookie. Drinks are extra.

I tried the HoneyBaked turkey classic, featuring smoked, thick turkey on a fresh roll. An oversized leaf of lettuce, swiss cheese and tomato rounded out my sandwich, which also included a packet of hickory honey mustard.

For my deli choice I had a side of ranch potato salad, very tasty with diced bacon and herbs.

My sandwich was large and easily filled me up. I can’t say that I’ve ever had a sandwich from HoneyBaked Ham that wasn’t delicious or freshly prepared.

Once I’d eaten my bag of chips, pickle and chocolate chip cookie, I was ready for a nice midday nap.

Definitely go for the executive boxed lunch, which is only $6.79. Add a drink plus tax and my order was a little more than $8.

Of course, I’ve tried the ham sandwiches as well. They always contain a nice hint of sweetness on choices of marble rye or multigrain bread, flaky croissants or Ciabatta rolls.

For just an idea of the types of cold sandwiches you can try, there’s the ham classic; ham salad, which includes a sweet pickle relish; mediterranean veggie sandwich; and prime roast beef. All include a choice of swiss, provolone or cheddar cheeses, lettuce, tomato and various sauces.

Hot sandwiches are in abundance. There’s a ham and cheddar, southwest turkey with banana pepper rings, turkey bacon ranch, ham and/or turkey combo, roast beef, pepper mill chicken, chicken salad and smothered chicken. Prices range from $5.49 to $6.29.

Don’t forget about catering options, heat-and-serve dishes and desserts you can buy straight from their freezers, along with various platters. Again, you cannot only buy ham by the pound, but there’s also turkey breast, pork roast, ribs and more.

So there you have it folks. In my humble opinion, cooking anything with honey is the best discovery ever.

The HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe

4027 Watson Blvd., Suite 100

Warner Robins, GA 31088

Phone: (478) 971-4528

Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sundays

Price: $5.49-$31.99. Ham/turkey based per pound.

Dress: Casual

Reservations: No

Vegetarian selections: Yes

Children’s menu: No

Noise level: Low

Handicapped accessible: Yes

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