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Team Leader pay increases to $12.50/ hour

14 April, 2015: I had the fun job of sending a note to employees this morning announcing a pay increase for the Team Leader position. We’re increasing starting pay for our Team Leaders from $11.25/ hour to $12.50/ hour. This change will go in effect for the next pay period. All existing Team Leaders earning less than $12.50/ hour will automatically… Read More

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Clover HFI video tour: 10 days out

11 April, 2015: I think I spent at least part of the night dreaming about this space. Yesterday I helped Justin move the very very heavy table into place. Everything feels like it’s fitting a bit better than I had planned. Justin’s team has been doing an amazing job with the details. Can’t wait to share it with you all.… Read More

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So much Clover in 2015

31 March, 2015: I’m back. This isn’t the first time I disappeared for a while. Sorry everybody. So much is happening right now and I’ve done a terrible job making time for writing. So much is happening right now, and that picture you see above, CloverHFI in construction, anchors that list. We have an official open date now: 22 April,… Read More

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Everybody gets a raise

18 December, 2014: I just posted on our pay increases for entry level employees. Those have been in place for a couple of months. Starting 2015 we’re going to be putting in place a new compensation package for our restaurant managers and assistant managers as well. 2015 is going to be a good year to work at Clover. We’re going… Read More

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$10 is the new minimum

17 December, 2014: Nobody at Clover makes less than $10/ hour now. We made this change a few months ago, quietly. It’s really amazing we’ve been able to raise wages every year since we opened. I hope we can keep that up. We’re able to do this because of the great work everybody has been doing, and because of our… Read More

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I want my husband to say “my wife cut that tree down”

8 December, 2014: That’s Megan. She directs our HR and along with the rest of the leadership team she was out cutting enormous trees this past Thursday. One of my neighbors runs a Christmas Tree farm, so this year we got to cut trees that were only 12 miles away from our restaurants. We always cut large trees, Harvard Square… Read More

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DWR + Clover

8 December, 2014: I’ve always loved Design Within Reach. I’ve never been able to afford anything they sell, but I love looking through their catalog of furniture and lighting etc. So we were super excited when DWR invited us to cater their launch of a new Boston Area flagship store. It’s where Crate and Barrel furniture used to be, on… Read More

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Custom Cambros

8 December, 2014: There is a company called Cambro that manufactures bins and containers for the foodservice industry. Rolando told me they were the best way back in the beginning and we started using them from day 1 along with “fish buckets,” (the white containers left over from fish deliveries, a favorite of chefs to store food), and “Delis” (pint… Read More

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Brussels sprout sandwich leaving

18 November, 2014: One of the most magical things about our trip to see our farmers in Hadley was seeing where the fields are located. I was imagining one massive field. I was wrong. Hadley land is gold. It’s fed by the Connecticut River Valley and it’s been farmed since Native American times. New fields are scarce. Ray and Michael’s… Read More