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HSQ Trash

4 February, 2011: At the Harvard restaurant, all our kitchen scraps and everything that’s thrown into that one big trash can in the dining area (paper cups, napkins, spoons, sandwich wraps) is compost. The only stuff that we don’t compost is our latex gloves and some plastic packaging. We’ve had a lot of trouble finding companies to pick up our… Read More

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JP Overflow

29 January, 2011: Keeping inventory at the JP commissary has been a little bit of struggle for us. We kept our paper goods (hot cups, napkins, lids, etc) there so after the trucks got cleaned out they could get restocked with new paper products for the next day. When we decided to centralize our operations at the HSQ restaurant we… Read More

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Ketchup Bomb

20 January, 2011: Here is a not-so-glamorous picture of Enzo.  He wasn’t in a good mood when I took the picture, but it’s a good laugh looking back on it. Truck operations have gone through a radical overhaul and now 100% of their operations are going through HSQ (cleaning, paper product storage, etc). Used to be we split the operations… Read More

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Holiday Soup

19 December, 2010: We did this for Thanksgiving. We’re going to pick a soup, Enzo’s going to make up a bigger batch than usual. We’ll pack it up into quart containers (serves 4-5 people). Let us know if you want to order some, we’ll take orders til Thursday the 23rd and hand them out that day (last day of service… Read More

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HSQ Lines

18 December, 2010: Chris here, back from a long hiatus of blogging. First up, lines. We’re working on a new line system here at HSQ. At the trucks, a line forms naturally, with one or two order-takers plowing through the line. When we started the restaurant, we set the lines up just like the trucks, but the flow just isn’t… Read More

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Clover Playlist

2 August, 2010: You might have seen me the past couple of weeks with my laptop out asking people what their favorite blues songs are.  We have been working really hard to update our playlist, but we are really picky.   If you have any ideas we are looking for upbeat blues songs similar to what we play on the truck.… Read More

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Monsoon Monday

29 July, 2010: Last Monday was one of those days where the weather was calling for rain, but there was no clouds in sight.  Before I could bite my tongue, it started to drizzle and than downpour.  I took the remaining orders and everyone scattered seeking refuge where ever they could find it (some better than others).  It was raining… Read More

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Hangers for our bags

29 July, 2010: We used to have everyone store their bags on the truck dashboard when they came to work.  As volumes grew, we had to hire more staff and…… you guessed it, with more staff came more bags.  They started to pile up on the floor and get in the way so we came up with the idea of placing hooks… Read More

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Megan…Amanda…Melissa….Mary?

14 July, 2010: Hot weather + long days + lots of new hires = short term memory loss. Let me explain. Some of you may have met Mary. She’s one of the folks we hired in the last couple of weeks at the MIT truck. She’s a really hard worker, and she’s adapted to the truck really well. In the… Read More