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Do they have baby name books for this?

9 August, 2019: Have you sneaked a peek? We’re opening a new restaurant at 565 Boylston in the Back Bay. Ever since we opened the second-ever Clover food truck in Dewey Square, and needed to distinguish it from the first food truck at MIT, we’ve added 3 letters to the word Clover. Usually these were based on the T-stop near… Read More

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Tips

9 August, 2019: We’ve turned on tipping. The bottom line: our staff are taking home a lot more money each week. That’s great. And it’s why we’re taking tips now. I’d held off on this for a long time. There is so much about tipping that is nasty. But I think technology has allowed us to avoid most of the… Read More

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We’re opening a restaurant in the Back Bay

6 August, 2019: I’m really excited to announce that we’re opening our next restaurant at 565 Boylston St., directly across from Copley Square. I’ve wanted to be in the Back Bay for a long long time. We were counting the other day and I think we have more than 1,200 requests from Back Bay folks over the years. Forgive us… Read More

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Yeah, I was a Brussel for Halloween

20 November, 2014: I have no shame. Thanks, American Apparel, for providing me with a stalk-colored onesie. You can eat Brussels (the sandwich) for another week or so, before we switch to another immensely popular seasonal sandwich. Did someone say Pushpir? Don’t worry though, the Brussels will remain at MIT year-round. You can thank me for that one too. Read More

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Cross country in a DIY camper van

31 July, 2019: I just got back from a 3 week road trip with my family. I promised more than once to send pictures along the way but I didn’t. I’m not sure why. I think I was just enjoying being off grid. Just wanted to keep those experiences to myself at the moment. Now I’m back in Boston. Man… Read More

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Team outings are back!

20 July, 2019: It was 2:30pm on a Monday. I was sitting on a boat next to Stacia and Jasper. We were all putting on sunscreen. I had a frisbee in my bag, not a laptop. I was NOT in a Clover restaurant. None of us (us = most of our general managers, kitchen managers, and corporate staff) were in… Read More

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“Boba” at Clover

11 July, 2019: We’re testing drinks sealed in the style of boba tea. Credit for this idea comes from Xian Famous Foods in NYC, who make and seal their drinks this way. We’ve always thought it looked really slick. Earlier this year, we found we were wasting tons of plastic using bottles. Chris hunted down a sealer and some post-consumer-recycled… Read More

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Cottage what?

11 July, 2019: Most people think of cottage cheese in a certain way. Usually that way is…not good. Luke, a farmer from Brookford Farm, came to Food Dev with cottage cheese that he makes on his farm in New Hampshire. Cottage cheese is curds and whey, and when it’s made with good fresh milk, it can be absolutely delicious. Luke… Read More

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Operations innovations

3 November, 2008: End of last week we realized that we could prep on the drive to MIT, and take-down on the drive back. You might be wondering why this brilliant operations innovation hasn’t yet resulted in earlier and later service. Don’t worry, it will. Right now we’re dealing with other fun problems like a truck that wont start in… Read More

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Learning about PR (warning long post!)

10 July, 2019: Hi! I’m Jane. Some of you might remember me from when I was taking customer orders and pouring coffee at Clover DTX 🙂 Now I manage the marketing department. I got a concussion a few weeks ago playing frisbee (I’m okay now!) and had to limit my screen time. I wrote out this entire blog post with pen… Read More

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Kale Crown

7 July, 2019: Most greens that you get in the grocery store were harvested weeks ago. One of the things we love about working direct with farmers is that we can get you produce that was harvested a day, a few days, or even a few hours ago. Yuka, Rob and I went to Next Barn Over and Kitchen Garden… Read More

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Platters 2.0 live at CloverKND

12 June, 2019: We’re testing new platters at CloverKND. Reception has been extremely positive. Maybe better than what we saw with the original meatball test. This photo is from the customer feedback wall at Kendall. It’s been super positive so far. And I love how the customer at Kendall Square are taking the opportunity to give us feedback on other… Read More

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Rhubarb Pie for grandma

11 June, 2019: Rhubarb is back. As many of you know I grew up with rhubarb and love love love it. It feels like childhood to me. My Grandmother is at the end of her life right now. She’s 101 years old. She and my mom are responsible for my love of pie. They taught me how to make pie.… Read More

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Pause

16 March, 2020: We all spend so much energy figuring out how to get from where we are to the next place. And at Clover that feels like such an imperative. Clover is trying each day to solve this existential challenge we face: Global warming. But now we’re facing a different more immediate challenge in COVID-19. We’re going to be… Read More

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Survey Day: 6/6/19 (closed)

6 June, 2019: (This survey is now closed – we hold these surveys about once a month, so if you’re lucky you’ll come to Clover during a future survey day!) If you received a survey card in line today, please click on this post to get to the survey link. A huge thanks for helping us improve!! Click here for… Read More