While many consider the Taco Cabana on Texas Avenue a highly respectable Mexican food drive-through, one Aggie defensive end took time to note its importance during his college career.
Daeshon Hall is still awaiting his professional football future as the NFL Draft continues through Saturday. However, it is his future with Taco Cabana that leaves the 6-foot-6 266-pound pass-rusher with the most doubt. “Those tacos were always there for me when I needed them most. Wherever I end up next, I will do whatever I can to make sure that Taco Cabana opens a franchise in that city. This is something that is very important to me,” Hall said.
Though part of a team that includes Myles Garrett and Trevor Knight, both strong advocates for Fuego, Hall remains faithful to “Taco C.” “You can leave your Dr. Pepper Cowboy and Fuego Steak at home,” Hall said. “Nothing beats a Cabana Sampler Plate with extra sour cream after a night out with the boys.”
Torchy’s, Mad Taco, and Fuego seem to receive most of the praise from Aggie fans and football players alike, but Taco Cabana management believes the popularity of the San Antonio-based fast food chain will mirror Hall’s NFL success. “Daeshon is a spokesman for this franchise. The better he does on the field, the better we’ll do in selling tacos. He’s our ‘Cabana Boy,’” said Don Malbert, Taco Cabana’s College Station branch manager.
Hall declined to comment on being called a Cabana Boy.