Atlanta-based national stone-baked pizza chain Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers plans to open a Cape Coral location in 2024, bringing its total count of restaurants in the region to eight.
The address is 53 NE Pine Island Road, according to a statement. That’s next to amusement destination Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park.
“We’re excited to plant roots in Cape Coral and continue to expand Mellow Mushroom’s footprint,” Mellow Mushroom COO Mike Foster says in the release. “We’ll be working alongside the location’s new owner Chris Scuderi to bring the restaurant to life, and are eager to welcome another community into the Mellow family.”
The 5,479-square-foot store, with a 60-plus-seat main dining room and a full bar, “will offer a familiar selection of the brand’s stone-baked specialty pizzas and Mellow vibes along with vibrant selections of shareable munchies, greens, remixed sandwiches, smash-style burgers and sweet treats,” the release states.
Construction of the restaurant broke ground Nov. 2, and it’s expected to open its doors to the public next spring.
“I’ve been a part of the Cape Coral community since 2019, and Mellow Mushroom will be the perfect addition to the area,” owner Christopher Scuderi says in the release. “After personally rebranding Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park and debuting Dinosaur Falls Mini Golf soon after, I know our guests and families are going to love having a Mellow just steps away with everything it has to offer. It will truly be the centerpiece of so many exciting things that are happening right in the heart of Cape Coral.”
Mellow Mushroom’s other locations in the region include stores in Brandon, Clearwater, Estero, Fort Myers, Lakeland, Sarasota and Wesley Chapel.
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