If you’re driving and you need gas, a clean restroom, food or drink, then you cannot do better than Buc-ee’s. My guess is that if you have a Buc-ee’s anywhere near you, you know about them. But in case you don’t…
A Buc-ee’s is what you would get if you took a huge convenience store, added a bakery, a kitchen for breakfast, lunch and dinner items, a gas station with dozens of pumps, restrooms with dozens of individual stalls plus a worker who is dedicated to keeping each of them clean, multiple fountains for soft drinks of many flavors, sections for snacks of every kind, a wall of jerky of all types, plus books and other items you’d find in an ole country store.
Buc-ee’s are currently located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. New locations are coming to Alabama, Colorado, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. We have two in Florida. When the closest one was being built, I didn’t understand the excitement. “It’s a gas station for crying out loud,” I thought.
Once it was built, I visited and understood the appeal. It’s a one-stop shop for all your traveling needs. You get cheap gas with virtually no waiting because of many pumps. There are all kinds of snacks available. If you need breakfast, lunch or dinner, they have you covered. The brisket sandwiches are most popular, but I’m partial to the turkey sandwiches. If you’re a Coke or Pepsi fan, both are available as fountain drinks. I usually choose an Arnold Palmer (lemonade & iced tea mix) that is also on the fountain. Oh, and a fresh cinnamon roll from the bakery is a bonus!
It’s funny seeing a person on their first visit to a Buc-ee’s. You can spot them a mile away. They have the look of a kid visiting a theme park for the first time. If you’re traveling and a Buc-ee’s is on your way, plan a stop. You won’t be disappointed.