Clover hourly wages up 30% in just over 1 year

14 April, 2017: It’s spring. Finally. I snapped that photo at DTX today. 5 iced coffee on at a time! Winter is past. I’ve been working on a price/ pay change for a couple months, time to launch it. This journey started a little over a year ago. There was a lot of conversation about wages in our industry and… Read More

This sandwich was born 10 years ago in Mexico

31 March, 2017: Rob is one of our Area Managers. His wife Veronica is from Mexico. She taught Rob how to make her family’s recipes, we’re all jealous. Rob brought us a sandwich inspired by the fish tacos traditionally eaten in Baja California. Mexican crema, cornmeal-crusted blue oysters, a cabbage-carrot-daikon slaw with the last of the Western Mass roots, and a… Read More

Customer Survey March 2017

30 March, 2017: It’s that time of the month…survey day! If you were handed a card in line at Clover today (3/31),  first of all, a big thank you for helping us improve. Click “Read More” to take the survey… Read More

From the archives

Vinyl lettering

29 September, 2008: Josh has been playing with lettering options. Working from the lettering on the side of the truck, and seeing whether something like that would work for the logo for the truck. I like above. Not sure it’s right for the truck. I like that it reflects what other trucks typically do, that it relates to my early… Read More

Scrapple in-testing at CloverHSQ

28 March, 2017: The first (and only) time I had scrapple was in Philly. I had taken an overnight bus from Boston. The bus had gotten lost and driven to NYC instead, and a new driver had to be brought in to complete the trip. When I finally got into Philly at 9am, my friends brought me to Sam’s Morning Glory diner, and… Read More

I got sampled! Coffee geeks unite!

24 March, 2017: I was working with Jane and Evan and the rest of the crew at CloverDTX this morning. We’re testing this new coffee we’ve been working on with George Howell. As I was talking to one of our customers, Varun, he said “I know a little about coffee. I’ve been roasting my own coffee.” Which is awesome. He was… Read More

What I was doing at the Panera Family Reunion

13 March, 2017: I’m on an airplane flying back to Boston from Nashville Tennessee. Ron Shaich, the CEO of Panera, has become important to Clover. Immediately after I quit my job I dug deep into my alumni networks. High School, MIT, HBS, McKinsey. I found every person who worked in Foodservice and reached out to them to request a meeting.… Read More

From the archives

Painting the whiteboard

24 May, 2009: So you’ll notice we’re undergoing a transition to a more branded Clover. More about where that’s all going later. But you may have noticed our logo on the banner of this blog. I have real business cards if you’ve come and asked for contact info. We’re wearing Clover hats. And now the whiteboards are getting an update.… Read More

Watch the competition live

5 March, 2017: If any of you were graced with my ride to CloverFIN this morning in a Lyft, it’s because I was trying to test Youtube Live Events. I am thinking it would be fun for the partygoers to see the competition as it unfolds. I’ll be attempting to stream the competition tonight, so tune in to the Clover… Read More

Chef competition tonight at Spring Staff Party

5 March, 2017: We are having a chef throwdown for our Spring Staff Party tonight. Chris vs Meg vs Enzo vs Jasper. The Secret Ingredients for tonight are from Russo’s, the best grocery store in America. Contestants will have 1 hour to cook an amuse bouche, appetizer, soup or salad. -French Smoked Garlic -Ice Cream Cones -Butternut Squash -Whole Wheat… Read More

Dry bread

5 March, 2017: Everywhere we went in Southern Italy, there was dry bread. We saw it in grocery stores and bakeries by the side of the road that smelled of wonderful fresh yeast. We saw it spread out on platters at an outdoor bar where you could go up to a little table spread with olives, roasted vegetables, sardines, mushrooms… Read More

Survey Day: February 23, 2017

22 February, 2017: Our last two surveys in January and December have had the highest response rates we’ve ever seen as a company. It’s so nice to feel such a big group of people helping make Clover better. If you received a survey card at a Clover location today, follow the link below to take the survey. And if you do take… Read More

From the archives

Whoopie fridays

13 November, 2010: You all know by now how excited I am to discover that Whoopie pies are a New England (Maine) original. We continued the celebration of the Whoopie yesterday with a new recipe from Vincenzo. We gave them away in honor of Steven, an intern of ours that was finishing his last day. What did you all think… Read More

Mezze bar

13 February, 2017: Jenny has been researching ways for offices to eat Clover. She put together these Mezze Bars. I went with her the other day to set up one of our first orders, on the 27th floor of an office building next to CloverFIN. People were walking by and gasping. Since then, we’ve already sold 6. The Mezze Bar… Read More