Food & Drink

Matthews have worked with a wide range of clients in the food and drink industry since 1984. We have had the privilege of working with some of the top companies and brands, and still work with the majority today. We understand the needs and wants of companies in this industry and have the structure and flexibility in place to adapt to the changing marketplace and ensure that deadlines are always met for our clients regardless of how tight the turnaround may be on occasions.

Nando’s is an expanding and very popular high street chain whose heritage stems back to 1987 when two friends, Fernando Duarte and Robbie Brozin sat down to dinner in a humble Portuguese eatery and ate some mouth-watering PERi-PERi chicken.

Due to Nando’s on-going success and continual growth, they urgently needed a partner who could meet their ever growing needs and service their current restaurant estate both efficiently and competitively. Nando’s also see their employees and customers as part of their family and therefore needed a partner who understood these values and could fit into such an environment.

Matthews were the partner Nando’s were looking for and following an in-depth tender process we were awarded the contract in 2013. Matthews are a family business so we understand the importance of employees and customers to a business, and due to our expertise and knowledge in the food and drink industry, Nando’s felt we were the perfect fit for their business and requirements.

“Matthews have an amazing amount of experience within the markets that we operate and as an expanding business that knowledge is invaluable as Matthews are able to advise us on the best print processes and stocks to use to achieve the objectives of each of our campaigns.”

“Matthews also have a range of online services for us to utilise that enables us to empower our restaurants to order their own local marketing with complete brand and message control from us. This has led to our marketing teams being able to spend more valuable time with our restaurants and enabling them to grow their sales.”

Thoko Zondo, Marketing Executive.

Nando’s utilise a number of our services including:-
– Matthews Mediabridge
– Print on Demand for all local marketing
– Restaurant alignment and control by Area Marketing Team
– Brand and message control
– Efficient reporting and analysis of all orders placed
– Cost effective local print
– Fast and efficient service

All printing, fulfilment and Distribution nationally:-
– Print of all national campaigns including menu launches
– Finishing of all printed products
– Packing, kitting and fulfilment
– Distribution to a fulfilment house
– Distribution to all restaurants where required

“We would recommend Matthews for all of their services to any company.”

Thoko Zondo, Marketing Executive.

Matthews are looking forward to continuing to build our partnership with Nando’s and exploring more of our online services that we feel are of benefit.

Wagamama opened their first restaurant in London’s Bloomsbury in 1992, inspired by fast-paced Japanese ramen bars and a celebration of Asian food. At the heart of Wagamama philosophy is ‘Kaizen’ meaning ‘good change’ and it is due to ‘Kaizen’ that Wagamama standards are high, ingredients are cooked fresh and served fresh.

With high standards for their own food and service it is only fitting that Wagamama would require the same standards from their print partner when it comes to the finished product and customer service. Matthews met Wagamama high standards and were able to deliver on all of their tender objectives.

We work closely with Wagamama to ensure that their dishes look fresh, vibrant and nourishing on all printed collateral whether on a national campaign or locally for the individual restaurants.

Matthews provide a wide range of services for Wagamama: –
– Web Shop – Gift items for customers to order online
– Management of all stock items
– Management and processing of all orders
– Packing, wrapping and distribution of orders

Print Management
– Menus
– Placemats
– POS
– Marketing and Promotional materials
– Merchandise
– Take-out packaging
– Any other products our client requires

Mediabridge
– Print on demand – for all local marketing ordered by restaurants
– Online stock
– Real-time stock levels
– Restaurants can order stock and and when required
– Efficient and accurate stock reports

Matthews pack, kit and distribute all items to all Wagamama restaurants directly.

“I was aware of Matthews from working at a previous restaurant chain, and in their tender response they demonstrated excellent knowledge of our industry as well as being able to offer all the services we required plus much more at a high quality and standard. Matthews have worked with us in partnership to assist us in developing bespoke items such as take-out packaging and our Landlord boxes. Due to their knowledge and expertise these projects were seemless and painless.”

“Matthews are prepared to go the extra mile and assist restaurants with quick deliveries and consistently hit deadlines even if they are tight. We would recommend Matthews to any company looking for a partner who can deliver efficiencies, high quality materials and excellent customer service.”

Tate Connolly, Brand Manager.

Matthews understand the importance of brand integrity and as such ensure that all printed products are of the highest standard, to budget and within the brand guidelines. We have worked with InBev on the Artois Championship for the past six years due to our consistent delivery of these key areas.

This particular project included a number of items with different delivery times and locations. In terms of turnaround the ‘Daily Programme’ was the most demanding due to us typesetting, art-working, printing and finishing the job each evening after close of play. These items were then delivered to the Queen’s Club by 8am the following day.

This project demonstrates our core skills and our passion to ensure deadlines are met and the quality is of a high standard, which are all important elements to our clients in maintaining brand integrity.

Matthews began working with award-winning spirit producer Sipsmith, in May 2010.

“Since coming on board in May 2010, Matthews has provided a first class service. The work they have produced has been spot on and we are looking forward to enjoying a successful working relationship with them.”

Fairfax Hall, one of the founders of Sipsmith

Since the commencement of work Matthews have produced a number of marketing and promotional items for Sipsmith, all of which must be of the highest quality and represent the brand correctly. The items produced have included: –

– Seasonal Neck Tags
– Company Brochures
– Leaflets
– Product specific Neck Tags
– Stationery

The majority of Sipsmith’s marketing materials are produced on uncoated stocks and carry a solid colour. We deliver either direct to head office, to venues for events or to Sipsmith’s bottling plant where we liaise directly with the supplier to arrange delivery.

Matthews always ensure the quality of the printed product is of the highest standard and that we deliver on-time at competitive prices.

Sipsmith was founded in 2009 and, in spring of that year, the company produced its first batches of gin and vodka using its handmade copper-pot still; the first in London for 189 years. Today, the company makes its gin and vodka by hand and in small batches, producing just a few hundred bottles at a time. Sipsmith launched a sloe gin in 2009/2010 and won Observer Food Monthly’s Best Food and Drink Newcomer in 2010.

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