San Marcos to get its third Chick-fil-a

The third Chick-fil-a will be located at 1433 N. I-35, San Marcos. (Courtesy Chick-fil-a)
The third Chick-fil-a will be located at 1433 N. I-35, San Marcos. (Courtesy Chick-fil-a)

The third Chick-fil-a will be located at 1433 N. I-35, San Marcos. (Courtesy Chick-fil-a)

Chick-fil-a, the restaurant chain, will be opening its third location at 1433 N. I-35, San Marcos on Feb. 27. The second stand-alone restaurant in San Marcos will be operated by Jon Sprencel, who also operates the Chick-fil-a at 2213 S. I-35, San Marcos. The restaurant will feature a full menu, WiFi, outdoor seating, a two-story indoor playground and more. Sprencel will host a campout event on Feb. 26 where those in attendance will have the opportunity to win prizes. 512-392-5771. www.chick-fil-a.com


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