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Long IslandTowns goes undercover in CBS hit show

Chris McCann, 49, president of Carle Place-based

Chris McCann, 49, president of Carle Place-based will be featured on "Undercover Boss." Photo Credit: CBS

Long Island's own will be featured this Sunday for the season finale of the CBS hit show "Undercover Boss."

If you haven't watched, the show features company executives donning disguises and temping in the trenches at their own operations.

Basically, they discover good and bad things about the company's performance, learn about employee concerns and morale, and embarrass themselves by showing what little they know about the basics of what it takes to make their own companies run.

At the end, the execs call out bad performers and reward others for doing good jobs.

Companies already featured include White Castle, Roto Rooter and Hooters.

Sunday's show follows president Chris McMann.

Send your feedback after the show, which starts at 9 p.m., to

What local company would you like to see featured on the show?

Here's a note the company sent to customers today:

Dear Friends:

Going back in time has never been so much fun -- and we want you to be part of the experience! Tune in to the CBS Television Network for the season finale of "Undercover Boss" featuring, on Sunday, April 11th at 9/8c.

When the first 1800Flowers store opened over 34 years ago, communicating to our team members was pretty easy. When our shifts were over, we turned the coffee pot on, put one of Mom's apple pies out on the worktable and it wasn't long before everyone was talking and ideas were flying around the room. If improvements were needed, we made them. If challenges were in our way, we found solutions. But as the 1800Flowers company grew, our coffee pot gatherings gave way to larger group discussions, then teleconferencing and later videoconferencing throughout the country.

Although it is exciting to see our company grow in leaps and bounds, we miss those coffee pot days. Now thanks to the CBS show, "Undercover Boss," we have had a chance to go back in time. With a little creative CBS ingenuity, team members at 1800Flowers floral shops and Fannie May chocolate workers found to their surprise they were working alongside company President Chris McCann.

Everyone learned from this experience and it helped remind all of us why we went into this business in the first place: to deliver smiles to the faces of our customers everyday.

We hope you enjoy this episode of "Undercover Boss" as much as we did filming it. Please let us know what you thought of the show or if you have any ideas or suggestions for us. Think of this email as a sort of virtual back room at our shop. We look forward to your feedback. Please email us at

See you around the "coffee pot."

Jim & Chris McCann

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