Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw thrives next to KSU


Just minutes from the Kennesaw State University campus at 1133 Chastain Road in Kennesaw, Ga., is a local restaurant favorite filled with school pride and love for the college atmosphere.

Mellow Mushroom, started in Atlanta in 1974, was founded on the ability to serve the most delicious pizza served with a pairing of an ice-cold beer. Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw has been following this idea while embodying school pride and love for all KSU students and faculty the moment they opened their doors in 2005.

“Pizza and beer is the main reason we stand out for the college crowd. What student does not love pizza and beer?” said Elizabeth Keener, bartender and manager at Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw. Keener is currently a student at Kennesaw State University, and has been working at this location for six years now.

A main appeal for KSU students are the specials and the prices.

“Anyone can come in Monday through Friday and get a slice of pizza. Our happy hour special from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. allows a free slice of pizza with any purchase of an alcohol beverage,” Keener explained.

Each pizza is made fresh to order using only fresh all-natural ingredients and the beers are chosen based on the need and appeal to their customers.

The Mellow Mushroom vibe is that of a high energy, fun and energetic family and student friendly environment.

“I think what keeps students coming in the doors is our nightly events,” Nevin Robertson, the general manager at Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw, said. Robertson has worked at Mellow Mushrooms from Statesboro to Kennesaw, and has been employed at the Kennesaw location for over three years.

The special events seem to be a hit amongst the college crowd and Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw offers many. These events range from Open Mic on Thursdays, where anyone willing can sign up to play a few songs, to Trivia on Wednesday nights.

There is always something happening at Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw from events to new menu promotions. Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw works hard to stay fresh and unique to keep the KSU students and faculty coming back for more.

“The food is great, and almost everyone working at this Mellow are Kennesaw State students. We have pride for our food and our university,” Keener said. The majority of Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw’s employees are full-time students at KSU, ranging in years from freshman to senior and even Kennesaw State alumni.

The Mellow Mushroom employees are not only hard working students, but are highly involved at KSU. These employees are a part of the clubs, nursing and business programs and Greek Life at KSU.

Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw offers a student discount for all Kennesaw State University faculty and staff on Tuesdays, where they receive 20 percent off their entire bill.

Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw also appeals to Kennesaw State Students by its use of social media. You can like and follow Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw on Facebook, Yelp, or Foursquare under Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw.

To contact Mellow Mushroom, its website is and its number is (770) 426-9900.

Mellow Mushroom doors are open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday, and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


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