Matthews Diner Celebrates 50 years of Food and Fundraising

BERGENFIELD, NJ: Matthews Diner, a landmark of Bergenfield, NJ, is excited to announce their
50th anniversary celebration and ribbon cutting to be held on June 1 at 6 pm. The celebration will
kick-off the month-long fundraising efforts of Matthews Diner in assisting the local charities of
Friends of the Bergenfield Library, Friends of the Bergenfield Music, Bergenfield United Soccer
and The VFW National Home for Children.

During the month long event, Matthews Diner will be offering customers the opportunity to select
which of the four charities to have a portion of their guest check donated.

In addition, there will be a performance by the Bergenfield High School marching band and the
winners of the high school’s scholarship essay competition will be announced. When referencing
Matthews Diner in her scholarship application, Cassandra Laman wrote, “the diner is the happiest
place on earth. Diners will always be a place filled with happiness and comfort.” Christine Soluk
stated in her essay submission, “Matthews Diner has delicious food with a great atmosphere.”

Matthews Diner was started by the six Matthews brothers in June of 1967. Having been raised in
the food industry, it was only natural to continue in the family’s footsteps and open their own
establishment. For the last 20 years, Matthews Diner has been owned and operated by Sam, son
of Stanley Matthews. When asked why his family chose Bergenfield for their diner, Sam Matthews
explains, “Bergenfield is a diverse town and the diner is just as diverse as this community and
that is what makes it fit together so well.”

In keeping with the tradition of Greek philanthropy, the Matthews family has been a continuous
supporter of local organizations and charities. Past recipients of their fundraising have included
NICU of Englewood Hospital, The VFW, The Masons School of Dyslexia, Lions Club, various
“Project Graduation” fundraisers, Bergenfield baseball and softball teams, Bergenfield High
School Cheerleader and Football Boosters and the Bergenfield Dance Team.

“Matthews diner has become a part of people’s history and daily lives where they can meet and
spend time together,” says Matthews. “I’ve seen people have their first dates here, get engaged
here and come back 20 years later with a full family.”