When in Rome: Mellow Mushroom ready for newest opening

Jan. 6, 2011

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers will open its newest restaurant Jan. 17 in Rome, Ga., about an hour from where the company got its start.

Founded by three Georgia college students, the first Mellow Mushroom opened its doors in Atlanta in 1974. The Rome unit will be operated by Jeremy Duke and Truman Webb.

“We are thrilled to bring a new level of excitement to the downtown area with a unique vibe. We are excited to be a new place in town that offers more than just great pizza and beer; providing a family-friendly atmosphere with a one-of-a-kind experience filled with colorful art, eclectic music and food that comforts your soul,” Duke said.

Mellow Mushroom features a variety of pizzas, hoagies, salads, calzones, appetizers, vegan options and a gluten-free crust.

Touted as "bohemian-chic," Mellow Mushroom conveys a creative atmosphere with unique artwork and flat screen TVs. A full bar with 100 premium varieties of draft and bottled beer also is available.

The Rome restaurant will host trivia and bingo, and also will sponsor a Mellow Mushroom Beer Club. It will operate seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

There are more than 100 Mellow Mushrooms in 14 states throughout the United States.

Topics: Customer Service / Experience , Food & Beverage , Franchising & Growth , Health & Nutrition , Operations Management , Restaurant Design / Layout

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