In ‘best catering order ever,’ Clover plans to feed 150 exhausted snowplow drivers
Clover, the city’s homegrown healthy fast food chain, is a great but terrible place to be for breakfast at about 7:30 a.m. today.
With a winter storm expected to drop several inches of snow on the city overnight, the city’s Public Works Department planned to have more than 200 pieces of equipment on the road, clearing snow to keep streets safe for drivers and pedestrians, department officials said Tuesday night. The city has 125 miles of road and 18 miles of sidewalk.
By the time 7:30 a.m. rolled around, 150 workers were expected to have finished their all-night shifts and be needing breakfast – and they turned to Clover to provide it, said Lucia Jazayeri, communications director for the company, in an email to the press.
“The DPW contacted us because they said that we were probably the only place in town that could handle hot fresh breakfast on such a late notice, so we’re pulling together a team to make this happen,” Jazayeri said. “And they don’t know this yet, but we’re giving them free coffee too.”
There will be three Clovers with crews making the breakfast sandwiches and popovers, she said, at the small chain’s home base in Harvard Square, in East Cambridge and at the new Kendall Square site. She and founder Ayr Muir planned to be the Harvard Square location.
The food will be picked up by snowplow, she said.
That makes Clover a great place to get breakfast, but stop in at 7:30 a.m. and there’s likely to be a big order ahead of you.