Posts tagged Operations

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DC real estate #2

26 February, 2014: I put up a post discussing some of the decisions we’re facing for DC the other day. It was awesome. Why? #1, I’ve never talked here about real estate because I was afraid I’d piss off landlords (who are sensitive about a lot of stuff I’ve learned). So it was really liberating to speak honestly about one… Read More

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Brussels sandwich shortages

3 December, 2013: A quick update on the Brussels sandwich. First, sorry we’ve been running out of the Brussels sandwiches at various locations. It has proven much more successful than we anticipated and we’re playing a bit of catch up. A recent Yelper wrote: I liked the brussels sprouts sandwich (seasonal) so much I’m Yelping and I haven’t even finished… Read More

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That grass will be your yogurt

21 November, 2013: That’s Clementine, my daughter, pointing at Sidehill’s field. This is where your yogurt starts. We’ve just recently switched our yogurt to Sidehill, and I couldn’t be happier. I went out to visit their farm in Ashfield, MA. I grew up in Western Mass, and I have been loving this yogurt since I first tried it, shortly after… Read More

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It’s almost a freezer

20 November, 2013: Vegetables and fruit taste best when the time between being harvested, to being cut/ cooked, to eating is as short as possible. When the stars align we can get this cycle as short as 8 hours, and you get to taste something amazing. About 60-80% of our food is served within 12-24 hours of being made. If… Read More

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You’re the lab

19 November, 2013: We pulled up a recipe from previous years: the Butternut Squash Sandwich, thinking we were going to put it on the menu. Some of you have been asking me about this sandwich, remembering it from last year and asking if it’s coming back. The answer is yes, but give us a couple of months. We have a… Read More

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Temporarily out of tempeh

17 November, 2013: At least I get to make that pun! OK, let me clear up some rumors. We screwed up and forgot to order tempeh from UNFI. Tempeh is the smoked soy product we use in place of bacon on our Soy BLT sandwich. It’s one of the only items we don’t prep ourselves from scratch. We get it… Read More

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Timecard overhaul

16 November, 2013: When we got started we did some really clever things to make scheduling super streamlined. When I was working at Burger King and Panera I noticed the managers there would spend hours a day on scheduling. It seemed like it was most of what they did. I was determined to find a better way. We developed an… Read More

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Kendall Week 4: white edition

12 November, 2013: It’s looking white, which means it’s looking more Clover-y. Tons going on right now. Drywall is up. First coats of paint are on. Tiles going on. Diewall up. All HVAC in place. Hood is coming today. It’s moving really really fast. Lucia started a new little advent calendar idea, where she’s opening up little windows every day… Read More

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Kendall Square Week 3

5 November, 2013: Construction at Kendall is moving really quickly. I’d say it’s a little surreal. We’ve been wanting to open a restaurant in Kendall Square for years, very patient, and now it’s happening so quickly. Check out the video tour below. You can see some cool details as the space comes along. We already have plumbing and electrical inspections.… Read More

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Revised teacher’s guide

25 October, 2013: Clover Teacher’s Guide 10-17-early2014 Many updates this time around, not least of which is a nice check-list for each teaching section. Next steps is for us to formalize the training for some of the ancillary roles: Order Taker Trainer, Lead Cook, etc. Thanks for all of your updates and suggestions! It’s improved much since the last version. Read More