Legend has it that the local Catholic priest taught Roy his barbeque sauce recipe and that Roy bought the pink lemonade recipe from a vendor while visiting the Indiana State Fair. Wherever they originated they remain the same as the original today...sixty-five years later. Roy always referred and advertised "The World's Best BBQ!" Current owners have added a choice of a slighter hotter version of the original recipe for those who are looking for a little more kick to their sauce.
While most Southern barbeque sandwiches are made from pulled pork or smoked butts...Hayden's is not. Roy originally advertised them as "smoked ham barbeque sandwiches." Hayden's smokes whole on the bone hams and then slices the meat off and chops it. The sauce is added to the meat and served on a toasted bun with the traditional southern chopped dry cabbage...making for a premium and much more tasty barbeque sandwich than the more common pulled pork.