The Mellow Mushroom Pizza company turns 40 on today, and they’re putting their original prices from 1974 back on the menu. Mellow Mushrooms all over the country will be celebrating and the Mellow in Downtown Franklin is excited about the day.

“We’re really excited about this!” said Mark Clark, owner of the Franklin, Nashville and West Palm Beach, Florida stores. “We have been here for over 8 years in Downtown Franklin and the community has been great. This should be a fun day for everyone and we look forward to folks coming out and enjoying these Wayback Wednesday prices.”

The Downtown Franklin Mellow has been supplying a lot of the music in the Downtown area with Reggae Wednesdays and the very popular Beatles cover band, Sixty-Four, who will be playing again August 9th.

On the 20th, a small cheese pizza will cost a penny-pinching $2.50 (with additional toppings at the current menu price, dine in only and only one per customer), coke products will be going for $0.30, and select beers will be sold for $0.75. Slices, usually served during lunch Monday thru Friday , will not be served that day.

Mellow has a cutout of the original store for you to take a selfie in front of.  Upload the photo to Instagram with the hashtag  #40yrsbaked  or visit the website at The prize is a VIP vacation to Amsterdam and a chance to win $50,000 in euros to take with you. The first runner-up will win free pizza for a whole year.

So on August 20 go eat some pizza and beer at the original 1974 prices and celebrate Mellow Mushroom’s 40th birthday.