Buc-ee’s (The Gas Station With a Cult Following)

by Anthony Losanno

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I had never heard of Buc-ee’s until we hit the road to drive back from Tampa to Chicago. In case you’re like me, Buc-ee’s is a beloved convenience store and gas station chain located primarily in the southern United States. Known for its clean and spacious restrooms and huge variety of snacks and drinks, Buc-ee’s has developed a cult-like following among travelers and locals alike. The stores sell everything from branded apparel to fresh baked goods and barbecue sandwiches, fudge, nuts, and more. We saw one coming up in Georgia (signs are posted over 100 miles in advance) and made a quick stop to check it out.

Buc-ee's Storefront

You don’t know where to look when you enter as the store sells just about everything you could want to eat, drink, or shop for while filling up your gas tank. Bathed in row after row of fluorescent lights, the massive stores pack in tons to see and buy for the road ahead.

Buc-ee Statue

A statue of Buc-ee sits out front.

Buc-ee's Gifts

As soon as you enter, you’ll find row after row of gifts.

Buc-ee's Jerky

There is a huge wall of jerky (one of Buc-ee’s specialties).

Buc-ee's Gummies

There is also a wall of gummy candy.

Buc-ee's Gifts

There a t-shirts, greeting cards, and more.

Buc-ee's Fudge

Buc-ee’s makes its own fudge. I bought a sampler box and enjoyed the many flavors.

Buc-ee's Plush

You can buy your own stuffed beaver.

Buc-ee's Hot Sauces

There are tons of hot sauces, condiments, and other gourmet gifts.

Buc-ee's Pecans

Pecans are candy coated right in the store.

Buc-ee's Barbecue

Barbecue is chopped up for fresh sandwiches. A bakery in the back has fresh baked cookies and more.

Buc-ee's Beer

The store also sells beer and wine.

Buc-ee's Baskets

Buc-ee’s has its own branded baskets to make shopping easier.

Buc-ee's Gas

And, don’t forget the gas. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many pumps.


Anthony’s Take: I’ll definitely be back to Buc-ee’s when I head back to Florida in the fall. It has an amazing selection of food and gifts (as well as spotless restrooms). I wish there were one closer to me in Chicago.

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JoeHeg April 15, 2023 - 5:11 am

Welcome to the wonderful world of Buc-ees. If you’re there for breakfast, the brisket and egg breakfast taco is great. Make sure to get some salsa to give it a little kick.

theskafilms April 15, 2023 - 11:07 am

Hey! Very Nice Blog

Dom April 15, 2023 - 11:12 am

They are slowly adding EV charging stations to their stations.


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