It's hard enough being a college student without the extra worry of running down your bank account. Eating out can be pricey, but sometimes there are "eat cheats" you can use to save your wallet. 

Here are some of my favorite foodie hacks so you can enjoy both Fort Worth and TCU campus's finest. 

Blue Mesa

sauce, salsa, tomato, meat, vegetable, burrito, cheese
Scout Wolfe

If you've had a long day and want to wind down with a drink and some good food, go to Blue Mesa for their happy hour.

Purchase one of their happy hour beverages and get free chips, salsa, and a quesadilla from the quesadilla bar, all for $4.

Trust me, the quesadillas are delicious and they taste even better knowing that they're free.

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 4 - 6:30 pm 


If you're dying for a Chipotle fix and are trying to save some cash, go ahead and splurge for the guac with this trick.

Order a burrito bowl and then ask for a tortilla or two on the side. They will give you the tortilla for free, and then you can save some for later and make your own burrito at home.

If you want to maximize your trip to Chipotle, check out these Spoon hacks.

Kona Grill

Kona Grill is one of the best happy hours in my opinion. They offer big discounts on drinks and food like sushi and flatbreads.

Just make sure you get there on the earlier side because seating is first come first serve.

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday from 3-7 pm, Monday-Saturday from 9-11 pm and all day Sunday

Ol' South Pancake House

cheese, sauce, chicken
Petra Rack

 If you've never been to this old-time pancake house that's open 24/7, you're missing out.

Whether you go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or for a late-night bite, Ol' South is always a good idea

Download the Frogsaver App and use their coupon for a 10% discount on your entire check at any time of the day. Go ahead, order those triple stacked pancakes you've always wanted.


salad, vegetable, lettuce, seafood
Gabriella D'Ambra

Salata is a go-to if you're in the mood for a yummy, healthy salad. It's salad bar style, so go crazy.

When you take a trip here, order a large salad and immediately split it in half. This way you get one meal for now and one for later.

You also can add unlimited toppings on your salad, so go ahead and get creative. 

Smoothie King

If you're trying to fulfill your blended cravings, check out Smoothie King with some of your friends.

Instead of each ordering your own smoothie, go for a large smoothie and then ask for a couple two small cups and split the large. You'll each get to enjoy at a fraction of the cost.

Torchy's Tacos 

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Everyone knows Torchy's is the place to go if you want tacos and queso, but did you know they also have the best frozen margaritas?

They pack a pretty good punch, they're delicious, and guess what? They're cheap, too.

If you want to skip the drink and came for the queso (duh), order a half order instead of the regular full sized. They basically give you the same amount as the full order, but for half the price.

Yucatan Taco Stand 

tacos, nachos, guacamole, salsa
Ashley Peek

Yucatan is a great place to go whether you're in the mood for food, drinks, or both.

Purchase a Yucatan favorite entree and share with friends. Then, using the Frogsaver App coupon, get free chips, salsa, and queso.

Using this trick, you can get a whole feast for half the cost. Talk about a food fiesta.

These are just some of my favorite hacks, but if you want to explore more, download the FrogSaver App for some great deals and saves to help your college bank account last a little bit longer.