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Hail King Brussels!

10 November, 2020: We wait patiently. And then we celebrate! I look forward to this time every year. We’re about to launch the Brussels Sprout Sandwich for 2020. Yeah!!!!! This sandwich is our best-selling seasonal sandwich of all time. Followed closely by the Japanese Sweet Potato. Why don’t we sell it all year round? It wouldn’t taste as great. This… Read More

Advance notice: Thanksgiving Boxes are coming

26 October, 2020: Just a quick note to share with you all. Chris and I are working on Thanksgiving boxes for this year. I’m really excited about the offering that Chris is coming up with. Personally I’m looking forward to taking it easy and focusing a bit more on having fun with family this Thanksgiving. We have a waitlist going… Read More

An apple orchard in every meal box

22 October, 2020: The apple is New England’s fruit. This belongs to us. It’s our heritage. The original Clover truck had a big cardboard box with a little sign saying “take one.” Every fall, we would give away hundreds of apples per day. Apples were our original gift. I wanted everybody to taste a real apple. The apples I love… Read More

I love Flour Bakery too

3 October, 2020: Who wants a sticky bun!!! The first 200 customers to order meal boxes right now will get Flour’s famous sticky buns as a little gift tucked into their box. I was a bit intimidated the first time I met Joanne. I knew her through her work. But the closest I’d come to her was seeing her on… Read More

Sticky Buns for Everyone!

1 October, 2020: Who wants a sticky bun!!! The first 200 customers to order meal boxes right now will get Flour’s famous sticky buns as a little gift tucked into their box. When I was growing up Birthdays were defined by sticky buns. My dad would get them started the night before then wake up early in the morning to… Read More

First light, bagels, burritos and MIT

29 September, 2020: Blue and I developed a little routine last fall. When Surfline says the conditions are right, we wake up really early and get down to Narragansett before first light. That’s when the sun hasn’t yet risen but light is just starting to reflect off the atmosphere. It’s a magical time. We get in the water and surf. We are… Read More

What you want, when you want, where you want

11 September, 2020: When COVID hit I got the chance to step back and look at Clover in some very high-level ways. I realized something in those first few weeks that felt like a bit of a revelation for me.A Clover Meal costs approximately $10 If we take away the ability to choose from a range of options it would… Read More

Hi from Ayr (employee email)

11 September, 2020: Hi everybody! I hope you are all well. I’m sending this note to everybody, including those of you who were working with us pre-COVID. I wish everybody was back. We’re doing our best. But I know some of you have had to look for other jobs. I want you to all know that we still consider you part… Read More

A new Clover: Part 1 of many

2 July, 2020: I’m going to start writing about some of the nitty gritty of re-opening. I’ll include plans in case anyone is doing the same thing and wants to use our plans. First thing I’ve realized? It’s not re-opening at all. Instead we’re launching something new, shooting from the hip, without good guidance or experience. This is true for… Read More

Less meat = less CO2

2 July, 2020: The other day I didn’t say something that I wanted to say. I was sitting in my car with music playing. My 13-year-old Clementine who is about to go off to High School next year was helping me set up signs on some of our restaurants for our re-opening. I was teaching her how to use Super… Read More