ATLANTA - July 2, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Summer is a time for neighborhood pool parties, family events and celebrating our freedom on Independence Day. While the patriotic holiday is typically commemorated with flags and fireworks, the most traditional way to enjoy July 4 is with friends, family and food. In fact, 7 out of 10 Americans plan to celebrate Independence Day this year by attending a barbeque, cookout or picnic.*
Perfect for this holiday weekend, HoneyBaked makes meal planning for any summer party simple and hassle-free by offering the highest quality meats, a variety of fresh sides, party platters and desserts. Known for its lean, flavorful, moist and tender bone-in half and boneless hams, Honey Baked Hams and Turkey Breasts are fully cooked, ready to serve and available in any size.
Customers can now enjoy two new summer sandwiches, for a limited time only at select locations – the Chipotle Turkey Club Sandwich and Smoked Turkey Salad Sandwich. Or, savor a slice of new Peach Praline Pie for dessert, filled with fresh California peaches and hand-topped with crunchy pecans.
Also new to select stores this year, HoneyBaked's Thick Cut Sweet Glaze Bacon is slow smoked and finished with that irresistible sweet glaze taste that you can only get from HoneyBaked. It's delicious with fresh heirloom tomatoes on a BLT, in omelets, or as the star of recipes like this quick and easy salad:
"Whether you're planning a picnic, hosting a neighborhood pool party, or just need to bring a dish to a cookout, HoneyBaked offers fully prepared dishes and party platters, giving you more time to enjoy the holiday and even celebrate your independence from the kitchen," said Maggie DeCan, COO.** "After all, nearly every holiday tradition in America is celebrated over a meal… but enjoying the best quality meal with loved ones is what makes it special."
Customers can also enjoy a few summer specials at participating locations, too – mix and match any two pounds of fresh deli sides for $9.99. HoneyBaked's signature Broccoli Bacon Bliss or Mandarin Pineapple Dream are the perfect addition to an easy and delicious summer meal.
Select stores are open July 4, and items vary by store, so check online or with your local HoneyBaked location for hours and availability.
*According to NRF's 2013 Independence Day survey conducted by BIGinsight**2012 report by Retail Me Not
**The HoneyBaked Ham Co. of Georgia
HoneyBaked was founded in 1957 and is a premium food retailer known for the most flavorful, moist and tender Honey Baked Hams® and Turkey Breasts you'll find anywhere, as well as a host of other fully cooked entrees, side items and desserts. HoneyBaked has become a tradition for families nationwide who can now shop at more than 400 HoneyBaked locations. To become a HoneyBaked franchise owner, visit www.honeybakedfranchise.com or call 866.968.7424.