Mellow Mushroom is a casual chain of restaurants serving pizza, pasta, and other types of Italian food. The company was founded in 1974 by several Georgia Tech college students who believed that making the proper pizza was a science that they could perfect. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Today, the company has more than 150 locations, most of them franchised. Mellow Mushroom offers a wide assortment of beers and is well known for the colorful tie-dyed mushroom decorations and hippie themed restaurants. Many locations offer bingo night, live music on the weekends, and/or karaoke or trivia competitions. Some locations offer delivery, but not all.
Mellow Mushroom continues to expand and plans on opening 3 new locations in 2016 in Florida, New Jersey, and St. Louis, Missouri.