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Loading dock graffiti

11 September, 2014: That’s our loading dock at Clover HUB. As we’ve been getting busier what once felt like too much space is starting to feel tighter. We have a standing meeting of our Corporate team Thursday afternoons. This past week we met over at the HUB so that we could help figure out how we can organize the loading dock for… Read More

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NUTS AND BOLTS: Temperature monitoring

8 August, 2014: You probably know we’ve had big plans for Clover since day 1. You may not know how critical technology is to our vision. I’m not exaggerating when I say that Clover just couldn’t exist 10 years ago. Not because eating plant-based is hot now and wasn’t then (thought that might be true to some extent) but because the… Read More

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Why is it called Eggplant?

8 August, 2014: You know what this is? White and light purple eggplant. It means we’re buying heirloom eggplant from Massachusetts farms. Eggplant is one of a few items we serve that’s not sourced locally. Normally it’s shipped to us from South America, sometimes California. But every year around this time we get to enjoy eggplant that hasn’t made such… Read More

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I think our coffee can be better

2 August, 2014: The other week we joined George Howell to taste new coffees. Tasting with George Howell is amazing and the coffees were surprising and beautiful. Chris who runs our food set this up, two of his managers had a chance to join, as well as Sean who is going to run our DC region. We just brought one of George… Read More

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Sharper Clover

28 July, 2014: Everybody who knows me knows I love things that are sharp and things that are fast. Knives can be both. And they’re just beautiful. I find myself dreaming about them. I picked a picture of a Dexter knife for this post. This is the utilitarian workhorse we use at Clover. Dexter is a MA-based knife company. Historically… Read More

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Striping eggplant in the kitchen

29 May, 2014: I’ve been trying to get into the kitchen to do a couple hours of prep a week. I’ve been trying this for a few months and just last week I made it in for the first time. I got to work next to Artie, which was really fun. I just ran 1 hour, not enough to really… Read More

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WFM Project: re-usable packaging

8 May, 2014: If you know me you probably know I’m fascinated by trash. It’s this enormous tangible measure of our efficiency as a society and we’re brilliant at completely hiding it from everybody. I knew nothing about the waste generated behind the scenes when I quit my job to start Clover. Packaging that is handed to you is easier… Read More

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Eat the future… Clover meals

2 April, 2014: I have a feeling these could be huge. Who knows, maybe they’ll eclipse everything we’ve done to date. But in a way that would be fine. We’ve been working so hard over the past few years to build a company, not a sandwich. This is one of the fun and surprising discoveries we made last week at… Read More

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Bitcoin at Clover

26 March, 2014: That’s a bitcoin kiosk at Clover HSQ. I was approached by Chris and Kyle. Chris is a former MIT student and the two of them are building a new business called Liberty Teller. Liberty Teller is deploying “Bitcoin ATMS.” They asked is we could pilot the ATM at one of the Clover restaurants. I thought why not.… Read More

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Wanted: graphic designer

26 February, 2014: We need a local graphic designer. We’d love this to be an in house role someday, but for now we’re looking for somebody who can help us freelance. We’ve worked with great people in the past but other work, or distance or other factors have just gotten in the way. We’ll pay competitively, but we need the… Read More