Rail Trail releases Impossible Burger
“The Impossible Burger makes its debut on the Rail Trail menu this week. The burger comes with a vegan set—Daiya provolone, vegan French onion spread, crispy potato skins and lettuce. Stanford University biochemistry professor emeritus Patrick O. Brown started developing the plant-based protein in 2011, and now serves as CEO of Impossible Foods. ”
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“Order lunch or dinner at the Rail Trail Flatbread Co. in Hudson, Mass., and you’re in for a pleasant experience. The food is great. The service is excellent. And if you ask, your server will be happy to explain the economics of the business—labor, cost of goods, and so on—along with some ideas she and her coworkers have recently come up with to boost revenue and control expenses.”
Hudson's Rail Trail Flatbread Co. opens up its books to workers
“Every employee at the restaurant – and soon two others across the street owned and operated by the same group – is taught the economics of running a restaurant, and to a greater extent, their own life, thanks to an open-book management style..”
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Rail trail flatbread company awarded Best Casual Restaurant: 2017 Boston Magazine
"Opened by three young entrepreneurs in 2012, this area hot spot almost single-handedly revitalized Hudson’s now-booming Main Street, and the fire is still burning bright in the pizza oven today."
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"Fresh out of Babson business school in 2011, friends Karim El-Gamal and Michael Kasseris began searching for the perfect site to open their first restaurant. But faced with Boston’s exorbitant rents, they (like so many before them) decided to head west, where Kasseris’s uncle owned real estate on Hudson’s main drag. In 2012, joined by Kasseris’s childhood friend Jason Kleinerman, they opened the Rail Trail Flatbread Co., offering 20 taps of craft beer and char-blistered pies. That leap of faith opened the floodgates for other food-oriented entrepreneurs, who are populating downtown with everything from a gourmet cheese shop to a next-level gastropub. Ahead, a pedestrian-friendly tour of Hudson’s burgeoning Main Street."
Rail Trail Flatbread Co. picked this small Central Mass. town to open their restaurant and they're glad they did
"What spurred you guys to open New City after the Rail Trail?
The storefront was all beat up and it was kind of a shame looking at it every single day, and always wondering what would happen to it, and how someone could clean it up. We also had a lot of families come in and ask for different desserts, and downtown Hudson was becoming a destination for many.
And I think we wanted to offer something to families that were coming here all the way from two or three or four towns over, an hour away, coming to Hudson. They wanted to have dinner, and have a nice Friday night, and we felt like ice cream was something we were always excited about doing."
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