A local-born family of food trucks and restaurants will make some changes and shift focus to the brick-and-mortar locations. Clover, which is known for its quick-service vegetarian menu and got its start as a food truck in Boston, will close down its mobile operations, founder Ayr Muir announced in a blog post over the weekend.
One truck will continue operating in Dewey Square throughout this week, but the Newbury Street truck will close down immediately.
“As I look at Clover today I want to focus our attention on the restaurants,” Muir wrote. “I love trucks so much, it was how I started. But they add a lot of daily complexity. We’ll be a better company if we’re more streamlined and more focused.”
The first-ever clover truck and one additional truck will remain in use for events and catering, while the other trucks will be sold. Muir wrote that the truck employees will remain with the company, working in the brick-and-mortar locations. There are Clover restaurants in Cambridge, Boston, Brookline, and Burlington, and two Clovers within Whole Foods stores in Westford and Sudbury.
Muir expressed thanks to customers for their support:
Thank you all for the wonderful love you shared over the years. I’m sure I’m not the only one who will feel mixed emotions about this move. But I think it’s the right thing as we look forward to our future. I look forward to seeing you all in the restaurants.
• All Clover Coverage on Eater [EBOS]