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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2020, 03:41:08 PM »

To start off, I must say I LOVE Buc-ee's! (Of course, I live in the county it was created in)

Buc-ee's must get insane discounts on buying their gas in bulk. The other night, Thursday or Friday I think, I paid $1.39 a gallon ($19.05 for 13.7 gallons) at their location in Ennis when the price everywhere else in the area is north of $1.75. A couple weeks ago their price was still as low as $1.29 a gallon.

Buc-ee's gas generally is cheaper than competing brands, at least what I've seen. In one recent case, a nearby Chevron was selling at $1.70 a gallon, but the adjacent Buc-ee's was selling at $1.61. I've heard that Buc-ee's treats gasoline as a loss leader, relying on their stores to make a profit.

I see they have a big wall of Beef Jerky.  How many flavors could they possibly be to fill a wall?

Are their stores really the size of a supermarket?

Most of the Buc-ee's in Texas (and all outside of Texas) are super large and their stores are indeed as large as a supermarket, but there are small Buc-ee's scattered across Brazoria County (which are nonetheless as busy as the big ones; just look at the one on TX 332 near Surfside), sorta like how you can find small Love's in Oklahoma.

As for beef jerky, they have so many flavors, it's hard to keep count. They even have ghost pepper jerky.

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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2020, 09:27:14 PM »

The same happens with In-N-Out (to the extent that someone once put up a fraudulent In-N-Out "COMING SOON!" sign in OKC).

Maybe it was in and out and you missed it.  :)
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2020, 11:17:39 AM »

The same happens with In-N-Out (to the extent that someone once put up a fraudulent In-N-Out "COMING SOON!" sign in OKC).

Maybe it was in and out and you missed it.  :)

Oklahoma has Braums which is just as good as In and Out for burgers.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2020, 12:29:38 PM »

The same happens with In-N-Out (to the extent that someone once put up a fraudulent In-N-Out "COMING SOON!" sign in OKC).

Maybe it was in and out and you missed it.  :)

Oklahoma has Braums which is just as good as In and Out for burgers.

I like Braum's, but it's not even close.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2020, 02:21:18 PM »

Braum's is more like D.Q. Grill & Chill with a small grocery store added to it.

Oklahoma also has Sonic, which is even more retro than Braum's.

Still not quite the same as In-N-Out.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2021, 12:02:43 PM »

Buc ees has billboards in SE GA for their St. Augustine, FL store all along I-95.  They seem to be like Wall Drugs in SD on I-90 or South of the Border on I-95 in NC and SC.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2021, 04:17:22 PM »

I've been to a Buc-ee's once, off I-75 in Warner Robins, GA. The place is just massive. There are well over 100 gas pumps and the convenience store was basically a full-on grocery store. I'd never seen anything like it. I did appreciate their low gas prices - I remember buying there for $2.39 when most other stations in the area were in the 2.55-2.65 range.

Apparently Georgia is going to get a second location soon, off I-75 in Calhoun.

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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2021, 01:54:25 AM »

They also pay well. $15 and up for starters.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2021, 12:35:39 AM »

https://www.valleycentral.com/news/state-news/buc-ees-to-build-worlds-largest-convenience-store-in-tennessee/

Sorry New Braunfels, Texas, but it looks like Tennessee will be home to the world's largest convenience store in Sevierville with... 74,000 sq. feet and 120 gas pumps!
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2021, 11:36:01 AM »

Someone on FB posted a pic of a billboard on I-95 in Florence, SC.  I guess that is for the one's in Florida as there are none north of that yet, or is there?  The poster was unclear whether NB or SB.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2021, 11:49:00 AM »

Someone on FB posted a pic of a billboard on I-95 in Florence, SC.  I guess that is for the one's in Florida as there are none north of that yet, or is there?  The poster was unclear whether NB or SB.
I’ve seen that. I recall driving up or down I-95 and being like “Oh, it’s the Buc-ee’s in Daytona or St. Augustine!”.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2021, 12:13:05 PM »

Someone on FB posted a pic of a billboard on I-95 in Florence, SC.  I guess that is for the one's in Florida as there are none north of that yet, or is there?  The poster was unclear whether NB or SB.
They’re currently building a Buc-ee’s in Florence, SC off of I-95 Exit 170. The billboard is advertising the future location. I imagine North Carolina will start seeing billboards for them soon once that location opens for business.

The billboards for the St. Augustine location didn’t start until Georgia, IIRC.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2021, 12:32:35 PM »

Buc-ees in Leeds, AL (just east of Birmingham on I-20) is currently under construction.

WHAAAAT????? Now I gotta come through B'ham en route to Huntsville instead of using AL 69 at Tuscaloosa? Oh the sacrifice!

Btw...has anyone been in the new Buc'ees in Baldwin County AL on I-10 yet? Still wondering what/what's style of bbq they are serving (TX or AL).

This store has been open since at least May of 2021, when I stopped by.

Entry to the lot is weird, you pass through some lanes which fork in different directions around the pump islands. Doesn't matter...they have beaver nuggets.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2021, 01:26:08 PM »

Buc-ees in Leeds, AL (just east of Birmingham on I-20) is currently under construction.

WHAAAAT????? Now I gotta come through B'ham en route to Huntsville instead of using AL 69 at Tuscaloosa? Oh the sacrifice!

Btw...has anyone been in the new Buc'ees in Baldwin County AL on I-10 yet? Still wondering what/what's style of bbq they are serving (TX or AL).

This store has been open since at least May of 2021, when I stopped by.

Entry to the lot is weird, you pass through some lanes which fork in different directions around the pump islands. Doesn't matter...they have beaver nuggets.

It opened back in January.  I went in there back in March and revisited it back in April.  It reminded me of a turnpike service plaza at first.  I want to try to the food at some point, but I will have to go during the week when they are not as busy.

Signs for the Leeds Buc-ees exist as far as Tuscaloosa.
I drove by the one at I-10 and the Baldwin Beach Express when I went to Orange Beach last year but was pressed for time (I was headed back home) and did not go in.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2021, 08:17:56 PM »

Just hit the Buc-ee’s in St. Augustine. Was floored by the selection. Went home with some jerky.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2021, 06:13:08 PM »

It now is going to be competitive marketing billboards between the Beaver and Pedro on I-95 in both NC and SC.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2022, 12:56:21 AM »

Not a physical location, but there's a sign on I-65 near Lafayette, IN advertising a Buc-ees. Click on the quote link for the discussion in the Indiana thread.
Found a billboard on I-65 SB just south of exit 168 that says “Buc-ee’s 552 miles” on my way home today. It caught me off guard, so unfortunately, no photo of it.I have no idea what that is, but it’s interesting seeing a billboard of the nearest location being hundreds of miles away.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2022, 09:02:17 AM »

There's one planned for the Mississippi Gulf Coast near Pass Christian.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2022, 12:13:29 PM »

It's not a Buc-ees, but there does appear to be something of a competitor to Buc-ees in Wally's, as I noticed at exit 197 on I-55 in Illinois.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2022, 10:56:24 AM »

@sprjus4, i can confirm that there is going to be a Buc-ees in Florence SC.
I JUST went there last winter and they had a sign saying coming soon.
Someone on FB posted a pic of a billboard on I-95 in Florence, SC.  I guess that is for the one's in Florida as there are none north of that yet, or is there?  The poster was unclear whether NB or SB.
I’ve seen that. I recall driving up or down I-95 and being like “Oh, it’s the Buc-ee’s in Daytona or St. Augustine!”.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2022, 11:17:51 AM »

Apparently Georgia is going to get a second location soon, off I-75 in Calhoun.

I don't know when it first opened, but it's definitely open now as I stopped there on Saturday. Seemed a little smaller than the one down in Warner Robins.

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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2022, 11:31:56 PM »

https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/business/tourism/article257091587.html

It looks like the Buc-ee's opening in Florence, SC is being pushed back to the summer of this year.

I'm wondering if they'll be selling Myrtle Beach merchandise in there, since Myrtle Beach is a control city on the exit sign where Buc-ee's will be located  :-D

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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2022, 01:38:49 PM »

The one in Kentucky is supposed to open in April.

They're also looking to build on I-65 between Bowling Green and Mammoth Cave, somewhere in the Smith's Grove area.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2022, 02:33:37 PM »

I stopped at the one in Calhoun, GA on Jan 7 and was impressed with the massive size and appreciated the cheap gas. I also enjoyed a brisket sandwich, homemade chips and a Big Red (which I'm pretty sure was the first time I'd seen that on a fountain tap, as opposed to just bottles or cans.)

The only thing that disappointed me was the lack of windshield squeegees/solution.
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