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You've probably heard someone in your life rave about Buc-ee's, but you might not know why… until now! Here's 5 reasons why Buc-ees is beloved by Texas (and just recently, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia!)
Heard of Buc-ee's? You May Have One Near You Soon!
Jamie here! Living in Tennessee, I had only ever heard of the wonderland that is Buc-ee's, and I never thought I'd have a chance to visit one all the way down in Texas. But recently they opened a location just South of me in Calhoun, GA and not too far away in Sevierville, TN (near Dollywood).
I thought it was time I looked into the Buc-ee's hype and make a visit soon…
What is Buc-ee's?
Buc-cee's is a travel center like everything else in its home state of Texas… BIG. In fact, big may be an understatement. Think a gas station the size of a Walmart with the attraction of an amusement park and you're getting close.
The latest and greatest Buc-ees that recently opened in Sevierville, TN measured in at 74K Square Feet (WHOA!). And if you're wondering what a “gas station” needs with all that square footage, you're about to find out.
Here's why people are a little fanatical about the world's most-loved travel center…
Buc-ees Near Me
Buc-cee's was founded in Texas and has 38 locations there – they've recently expanded to open in several more states including Alabama, Georgia, Florida and most recently in Kentucky & Tennessee.
- South Carolina
To find out of there's a Buc-ee's nearby – check out the store finder here.
1. The Food
On of the things Buc ee's is most famous for is it's snack selection. Whether their insane selection of beef jerky, or homemade fudge (like banana pudding fudge?!) floats your boat – or you lean more towards the popular Beaver Nuggets or Cheese Curds – you're sure to find your perfect road trip snack!
- Beaver Nuggets
- Homemade Kolaches (Sweet or Savory)
- Fresh Homemade Pastries
- Walking Taco Bar
- Chopped Brisket or Pulled Pork Sandwich
- HUGE Feet Beef Jerky Bar
- Homemade Fudge
- Glazed Nuts
- Sizzlin' Saltines
- Texas Barbecue
- Spicy Pickled Eggs
- Homemade Potato Chips (Sliced and cooked right in front of you!)
- Yogurt Covered Pretzels
- Cheese Curds
- TONS of Candy & Snacks
Fresh Food on the Menu
In fact – they'll make fresh food right in front of you while you wait! The Buc-ee's employees are actively cooking up tasty treats at the Texas Roundup and Sweets station so you can get a hot lunch on the go that ISN'T a microwaved burrito.
2. Clean Bathrooms (& We Mean CLEAN)
Buc cee's boasts the cleanest bathrooms in the world – and their fans agree wholeheartedly. In fact – at the latest grand opening of the Sevierville location a couple of Texas transplants miss being near a Buc cee's, they answered “Clean bathrooms. Clean bathrooms, clean bathrooms”. The award-winning restrooms extend to provide showers for long-haul truckers in many locations as well.
Stalls have overhead lights that signal from red to green when they become available – and families on road trips can rest assured they'll be pristine when they visit.
3. Home Decor & Gift Boutique
According to PPP Team Member Staci, you can get about anything and everything you need at Buc ees. If you're heading out on a trip you can grab a beach towel, a new swimsuit, a baby shower gift, a wedding gift, and a new chip and dip platter – all at once.
They also carry used tires, camping supplies, a fire pit, hunting supplies – goodness you name it you're likely to find it!
4. Fun T-Shirts & Merchandise
Pick up fun t-shirts and hats (even swimsuits) embossed with the beloved Buc-ee and make a fashion statement that declares your love for the world's friendliest beaver! You can also pick up mugs, stickers, dolls and tons more.
If you're not lucky enough to live near a Buc ee's – you can still pick up a fun shirt on Amazon (would make a great gift!)
5. Gas & Car Wash
Buc-ee's is the United States top-rated gas station chain and it's NOT just for what's inside the store.
With over 100 gas pumps at some locations (120 in the Sevierville, TN location) and up to a 250-ft long car wash – the outside of the store is pretty exciting as well.
The gas is competitive in price – and you can save 10¢ a gallon with the Buc-ee's Gas Card.
Buc-ee's actually has the world's LONGEST car wash – clocking in at a 255ft conveyer!!
Now we want to hear from you – why do YOU love Buc-ee's (Oh and what do we need to try when we finally make a visit?)
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