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Clementine’s first day of work

22 July, 2022: In some ways Clementine is responsible for Clover. Back in 2007 I wasn't proud of the job I was doing. I was good at it and I enjoyed it but I knew I wasn't making the world a better place. When I looked down at my toddler after flying around the country I knew I needed to… Read More

Why Pizza?

7 July, 2022: Pizza Friday is live. You can sign up. $35/ week and we deliver everything you need to make the best pizza you've ever had at your home. I eat pizza everywhere and love it. When I was in college I made a game for myself where I wouldn't walk by a pizza joint without buying a slice.… Read More

July 2022 Price Changes

1 July, 2022: Sometimes transparency is a bit painful. I have a history of posting when we change Clover's prices (whether up or down). I'd rather not be raising prices. I know you'd rather I wasn't raising prices. But here we are, 2022. This change was prompted by a wonderful backer of Clover who asked me about our prices. We… Read More

Tech to support omnichannel

17 June, 2022: Jane, Chris, and Phil talking through some changes to the subscription program (that need new tech solutions) What's happening on the tech front? For those unaware Clover has been building our own tech since the first food truck (2009). We run our own order management system, Point of sale, Kitchen display system, and more. We have amazing… Read More

Time Machine

16 June, 2022: That might not look like much but that machine is stepping Clover a few years back in time (at least for the next week or so). It's our Rational oven and the water tank leaked which destroyed the circuit board and it's going to take a couple days to get it back up and running. That means… Read More

$0.25 🍴?

6 June, 2022: I was reviewing our expediter interface with Jasper and Chris S (who do an amazing job running our restaurants) and noticed a *lot* of you are ordering your meals from Clover without utensils. This is inspiring! At one point somebody on our team (I can't remember who) suggested we make a "no utensils please" option on the… Read More

Dreaming of eliminating packaging waste

3 June, 2022: I had the best Clover Taco Tuesday box last week. But I can't ship it to you yet. Sorry... The reason? It was packaged entirely in re-usable containers. Look! No plastic! It just felt so good. The clear lid meant the food looked so beautiful (because it is), and at the end of the meal, the packaging… Read More

Snapchill coffee

20 May, 2022: I don't have any analysis to back this but I feel like there has been an explosion of cool food start-ups in the Boston area in the past few years. Maybe one of you who analyzes these things could confirm. Are we at a golden age for food innovation in Boston? We've been talking to one of… Read More

From the archives

I want to be a no trash person

8 February, 2022: You all know our restaurants give you 100% compostable packaging. What is the equivalent for the meal kits we're now delivering in the 1,000s every week? My wife Brooke remembers as a child seeing a news clip about a person who saved all of the trash they used from an entire year and it was a single… Read More

From the archives

Dave Epstein has the best storm coverage

28 January, 2022: Dave Epstein is a gift to everybody who cares about weather in Boston. If you're tracking this (possibly historic?) storm, his podcast is what you need. You can find Weather Wisdom (killer weather reports) and Growing Wisdom (gardening weather reports!) on Spotify / any podcast platform. In the early days when Clover was a food truck business,… Read More