For the past three years that I have lived in San Marcos I have come across the common issue of late night eateries. Same story every night… I get off work late at night and the only places that are open are Whataburger, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Fuego and Taco Cabana. These were and still are valid options for a late night dinner, but when you mainly work nights you get a little tired of the same ole stuff. Also with San Marcos being a college town you would think there would be more late night options than just the basic selections. I asked many of my fellow co-workers what fast food eatery they wished stayed open late or open 24/7, and the most common answers I received were: Chick-fil-a, Sonic and Gumby’s. I don’t know how many times I have personally checked what time Chick-fil-a closes; and when I do have just a little amount of time I then run into the moral dilemma of, ‘well they close in 20 min…should I order food?’. Coming from the food industry I know what it’s like when your trying to clean up, leave at a decent time and someone walks in 20 min before we close. I don’t ever want to be THAT person so I settle for something else.
About six months ago Raising Cane’s opened here in San Marcos. My boyfriend or I had never had it and decided to give it a shot. “Chicken, chicken, chicken what combo are you picking?” and I busted out laughing! My boyfriend was irritated that I laughed but I kept thinking how freaking catchy is that? Like hell yes, I want a box combo with a sweet tea! Its the phrase that gets me pumped and excited about eating their chicken. If you have never been to Cane’s I highly recommend it! The chicken is always hot and actually a generous size portion, the sweet tea is always on point, and that Cane’s sauce is just something to die for! I have actually started to hoard the sauce so I may put it on other foods lol. The best part of now having a Raising Cane’s in San Marcos is that it stays open late Thurs-Sat till 3AM and even their regular hours are pretty late as well Sun-Wed till midnight! Yay another option to add to our selection.
I don’t know if you have seen or heard but In N Out is finally open! California has made its mark on San Marcos, Tx with their grand opening today and they are already slamming with business. I drove past and they have police directing traffic in the parking lot of In N Out as well as on the feeder road. In N Out makes for another valid option for late night eating where Fri-Sat they stay open till 1:30 AM where all the other days they close at 1AM. I have tried In N Out once before in Austin, Tx where I got the original burger, fries, and milkshake and it was delicious! I’m a sucker for shakes and this one hit the spot. I can’t wait to hit up the San Marcos location in a month or two when the traffic dies down to try out some of In N Out’s secret menu items.