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Clover in all kinds of weather

22 March, 2010: When it’s 70 degrees and the truck is cranking at full capacity, it’s hard to remember the sleety, snowy days. This is Justin, one of our favorite customers, eating a BLT a couple weeks ago, during a day when we saw rain, snow, sleet, and hail in one lunch service. Justin stops by most days, even when… Read More

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Oatmeal Breakfast Sandwich

20 March, 2010: Every so often, someone asks us what is in the oatmeal breakfast sandwich. Guesses have included bread made of oatmeal cookies. It’s our fault – on the whiteboard it looks like oatmeal and breakfast sandwich are one item instead of two. No, we don’t have an oatmeal breakfast sandwich. Yes, we need to fix the board to… Read More

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Back to Pen and Paper

23 February, 2010: My first day at Clover, back in August, was also the last day of order-taking by pen and paper. The next day, we got our POS system, with a server, an iPod Touch for order-taking, one at each sandwich station, and one for the expeditor, the person who hands out your food. Yesterday the server wasn’t working… Read More

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Birthday Cupcakes

19 February, 2010: As some of you know, when one of our staff has a birthday, we make cupcakes and give them away to customers first come first serve. Today was Jeremiah’s birthday. If you came by the truck early this afternoon, you got a birthday cupcake combining two of Jeremiah’s favorite things – chocolate and stout beer. You might have also… Read More

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Persian New Year Soup

15 February, 2010: One of the best things about working at Clover is that sometimes, your ideas get put on the menu. This fall I was talking to Rolando. He teaches world cuisine at Johnson and Wales, and they were covering Middle Eastern/Persian food. I said I had a soup for him to try. I’m half Iranian, and I’d always… Read More

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New Friends

12 February, 2010: Yesterday our credit-card machine was down. We had just bought a new one, and when the company shipped it, they de-activated our current one. So we could only do cash. When you (customer in the picture on the left) found out, and didn’t have cash, you (customer on the right) offered to loan her $5. You guys… Read More

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The Mediterranean station moves to the North Pole

11 February, 2010: Some of you might not know that we clean the truck every night. Cleaning the truck is a process. It’s one of the first things you learn when you start working here, and it’s actually pretty fun, if you enjoy solitude and blasting Top 40 on the radio (like I do). Everything comes out. Every surface (counters,… Read More