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Tall stack

9 July, 2011: What does this tall stack have to do with getting breakfast up on time? We’re serious about getting breakfast up at 8am or earlier every day. We looked at the time it took us to pack the trucks in the morning, drive them to their locations, park, get water boiling for eggs, get coffee grinders set up,… Read More

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Annual oil change

17 June, 2011: We usually get oil changes once a year, sounds crazy for such big trucks, but we only drive them 7 miles a day and about 1,200 miles a year. As we get our 4th truck ready to go, it hit me that this truck in one trip traveled over 3,000 miles. Some of you might have remembered… Read More

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Can you park like that?

3 May, 2011: Thursday afternoon some of you might have come by to find no truck, and a note on the whiteboard saying we had a date with the fire inspector. It was that time of the year to re-inspect our truck at the fire department in Cambridge. This was by far the fastest and smoothest inspection I’ve ever been… Read More

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Last item to pass

25 April, 2011: I was assigned to get the new GOV truck inspected by the Health/ Fire Department. This is the 3-bay sink on the GOV truck. During above-freezing weather, we drain liquid waste (brine from pickled veg, coffee drippings, etc) down these pipes. At the inspection, all we were missing was a splash guard for the sink. The idea… Read More

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Hood cleaning

24 April, 2011: Did you know there is a law in Boston that requires restaurants to have their hoods cleaned twice a year? Our time is up for MIT and DWY. Did a lot of research and discovered an awesome company that only does smaller mom & pop shops. This is Jimmy and Paul, they came out at 9pm when… Read More

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Back-up generators going home (for now)

22 April, 2011: We have Cummins generators installed right on the trucks. These give us problems from time to time. If you’ve been by the truck when the generator dies, or followed the twitter you know the generator on the MIT truck wasn’t sending any electricity to the truck itself, which means we couldn’t operate anything that had to be… Read More

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Eddie, Jr.

15 April, 2011: This goes back to July when Antoria (Clover’s order taker trainer royale) said she has a cousin that needed a job, and like everyone we gave Eddie a working interview. If you don’t know, our interviews are a little different, it’s a working interview so we can see if we like them, and if they like us.… Read More

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Our truck has a weak heart?

9 April, 2011: Most living things contain a source of life (a heart) that keeps it alive, Clover trucks need 2 sources, a truck battery and a generator. Each play big roles, one to move the truck and one to run all the equipment on the truck. Recently we have had issues with the truck’s battery. Without the battery, the… Read More

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ZIP it up

2 April, 2011: Enzo here. I always try to fix something myself before getting outside help. It’s cheaper that way. Sometime this works out. Sometimes I need help (like from Paul, who came the other night to jump our dead battery, but THAT’s another post). But sometimes all you need is a zip tie. The fittings in the PVC pipes… Read More

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Night Cleaning

28 March, 2011: We used to clean our trucks back in JP, this used to take an hour for each truck. Now we clean our trucks on site and got it down to 30 minutes or less, saving on our labor and driving time (until we get our commissary). The highlight is finishing the night mopping the floor. We use… Read More