Untitled-1 America’s Restaurant Gallery — Achievements & Artifacts of our Industry

Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom

Let’s face it — restaurants don’t come much more psychedelic than Mellow Mushroom. On its menu you’ll find specialty pizzas with names like Kosmic Karma, Magical Mystery Tour and Thai Dye. In addition to pizzas, the chain offers a range of salads, calzones, hoagies and “munchies,” which includes Magic Mushroom Soup. Influenced by hippie culture, partners Mike Nicholson, Rocky Reeves and Marc Weinstein opened the first Mellow Mushroom in Atlanta in 1974. And while the founders sought inspiration from the laid-back lifestyle of the 1960s and 1970s, they have always been serious about the quality of their food. Today there are about 150 locations around the country. Exhibited here, the mushroom dude himself, “Mel O. Mushroom.”