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November 15th, 2008
Business Spotlight – Grin's Restaurant

San Marcos is more than beautiful rivers, education, and good neighbors. It is also the businesses that make up the economy of our city. These businesses are owned and/or operated by our neighbors and often overlooked in the mainstream media.We sent out questionnaires to dozens of companies in San Marcos and the surrounding areas and will feature a new one each week. If you would like your company featured on an upcoming Business Spotlight, shoot an email to with your fax number and we will send you a questionnaire.

Business Spotlight – Grin’s Restaurant

Paul Sutphen, Johnny Ferrell

Physical Address:
802 N. LBJ
San Marcos, TX 78666



Date business opened:

Description of products/services sold:
Burgers – Fajitas – Salads – Pitas – Streaks – Buckets of Beer – Best ‘Ritas in town – Decks – Great Waitstaff

Why are you located in the San Marcos area?

What makes your business unique?
Local businesses are the heart of what defines a town and gives it a distinct character.  In an age of chain restaurants and fast food drive-thrus, Grins restaurant offers something different.  From owners who work on the floor with the staff to interesting menu items – such as the Chicken Fajita Pita or Shiner Bock Beer-Battered Chicken Fried Steak – Grins represents a people-focused way of doing business that you can only find at a local spot.  Since 1975 students and families have been discovering that Grins offers something for everyone. Even if you’re just grabbing a quick lunch, the unique tree-house atmosphere and rambling rooms retains the cozy atmosphere of the original house on which the restaurant is based.  Whether studying for finals on our tree-shaded deck or celebrating a graduation or rehearsal diner in one of our party rooms, Grins’ staff and owners will go above and beyond to ensure that every person who walks in the door leaves with a smile.

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