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Since 1974
Our Story

Our Story

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers was founded in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia. The franchise, operated under Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc., is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For over 40 years, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh, stone-baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art-filled, and family-friendly environment. Each Mellow is locally owned and operated and provides a unique feel focused around great customer service and high-quality food.
Stone baked in the U.S.A.

Mellow is a state of mind, a culture, a way of being. Our mission is to provide delicious food in a fun and creative environment. We are the originators of hand tossed, stone baked classic southern pizza. Our spring water crust is unique and flavorful, and all our pies are made with high quality, fresh ingredients. Our philosophy is to elevate the dining experience with a higher order of pizza. Mellow out…

Food Philosophy

Bake bus

The Bake Bus is not your average food trailer – it’s a mobile pizza party, complete with good tunes, hot slices, and a chill atmosphere. The heady, pizza-slinging crew have a passion for baking up yummy goodness wherever they may be, and it’s always made with love. The Bake Bus generally shows up at festivals, concerts, breweries, and sporting events. Our mission: To help the masses Mellow down easy. See you on the road!
Bake bus

Community Karma

Mellow Mushroom<br>Midlothian

Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom is more than delicious pizza, it's an entire community of unique and creative individuals. To celebrate this amazing community, we're highlighting people who truly exemplify the #CommunityKarma vibe. Meet Alicia Dietz (@AliciaDietzStudios), a veteran US Army helicopter pilot, who designed the beautiful wooden tree art in our new Mellow Mushroom Midlothian, VA location. Thank you Alicia, for your service and your passion for creating incredible art.

the Characters ofMellow Mushroom

The central hub for the Mellow world is the Mellow Mushroom Mothership. This hive of activity is where all the Mellow magic happens. Each of the Mothership's crew work around the clock to make this a better world, one slice at a time. In Shroomville, several characters have popped up over the years, starting with Mel. O Mushroom. We later met Mel's family, friends, and characters like The Funguys, and Esperanza, inspired by our food. Over the years, the Mellow characters have appeared in stores, calendars, and even in their own comic strip.

Our mission is to provide delicious food in a fun and creative environment. We began from humble roots, born out of the free-wheelin’ hippy culture of the Seventies. The idea back then was the same as it is now, to make the most delicious, craveable pizza on the planet.