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Strong enough for a man, made for a woman

26 July, 2016: The other night I woke up with this ad pitch in my head: “Strong enough for a man, made for a woman.” A child of the 80s I don’t know how many times I had this drilled into my mind. And it was the middle of the night, at age 38, that I first realized it’s a nasty… Read More

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Clover website refresh

12 July, 2016: I’ve been working on a new version of our website. It’s a bit scary, because what we’ve been doing works so well for so many of our goals. But We’re excited to move forward. I thought I might open up this process a bit. We’ll start with a very crude mock-up I made a few weeks ago.… Read More

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“We’re going to do something nobody does” What do you mean?

13 June, 2016: I was talking to Ethan, who leads our technical development, and he said something that jumped out at me. He said we’re going to do something nobody does: show pictures of our actual food. I didn’t know what he meant. He said the way we’re going about this is that we’re having Brett (some of you may know… Read More

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What is composting?

9 June, 2016: OK, I’m in a better mood today. But still posting pictures of trash. Sorry, we’ll get back to edible food soon. But I think part of this effort is sharing the raw reality of building a business, and I think this topic is super important to share with everybody. So many folks have been reaching out regarding… Read More

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Death of composting

3 June, 2016: Yes, to take that picture I had to stick my phone in a trashcan, or more specifically a compost bin. I’m trying to keep my cool but I’m not doing a very good job of it. Savethatstuff, our composter, is not composting all of the compost they pick up from our restaurants. And they haven’t been for… Read More

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CloverWST opening Weds, May 4, inside WFM Westford

28 April, 2016: We’ve always thought that Clover should exist in lots of forms. Clover vending machines. Tiny Clover drive-thru-restaurants. And small Clovers within other operations. We’ve been planning a little surprise with Whole Foods. As you might know, we’ve been selling grab-and-go products in 4 Whole Foods Markets around the city. The goal all along was to have a mini Clover… Read More

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Fresh paint, brown butter, and bright lights

4 February, 2016: Day 2 here at CloverDTX. I walked in this morning at 6:10am. Jasper and team were already well into the pre-open routine. They are moving quickly, laughing here and there. There is still a light smell of new paint. Not offensive, sort of nice. And the popovers are just going in the oven, you melt the butter just to the edge… Read More

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DTX is alive. And it feels like home.

3 February, 2016: Wow all. This has been an amazing 72 hours or so. We’ve learned a lot from our past store opens and I think we’re improving a bit. We started out with a casual open house Monday morning that drew more than 400 people. We were stunned. Then our Pay What you Want soft opening yesterday helped raise nearly… Read More

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CloverDTX Advent Calendar is up

6 January, 2016: I took my mom to CloverDTX over Christmas weekend to do something that’s become a Clover pre-open tradition since we opened CloverKND. We ask the contractors to paint over the windows with white paint. Then we use a blade to scrape out little windows, and I write messages in the windows. If you want to see for yourself, head… Read More

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4 years 1 slab

20 November, 2015: So the MBTA first approached us asking if we’d consider operating at the end of Newbury St. over 4 years ago. Yeah, you read that right. This has been a long-term infrastructure project : ) I’m happy to announce that the concrete is finally poured. The spot many affectionately call the “crack slab” is now a fresh… Read More