Why You Need To Stop At Buc-ee's On Your Next Road Trip

Destiny Albert

Are you traveling in or through Texas? Here's why you need to make a stop at Buc-ee's!

Buc-ee's isn't just a larger than average-sized convenience store; it's a one-stop shop for everything you could need on your road trip and more!

From being open 24/7, 365 days out of the year, to their fresh cooked foods, swimming attire, and clean bathrooms, Buc-ee's is a must-stop when you're on the road.

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But First, What is Buc-ee's?

Buc-ee's is a chain of convenience stores and gas stations founded in 1982 by Arch Aplin III and Don Wasek.

While Buc-ee's can be found across multiple southern states, its headquarters is in Lake Jackson, TX. So, it makes sense that it takes the cake for being Texas' most notable gas station and convenience store.

Buc-ee's: 5 Reasons It's Not Your Average Convenience Store

1. CLEAN BATHROOMS

I think we can all agree that gas station bathrooms are not the most pleasant experiences. They don't clean the stalls nearly as often as they should, and in most cases, they welcome you with unpleasant smells. Not only does Buc-ee's have over a dozen stalls in both the mens' and womens' bathrooms, but they are sparkling clean. They even go the extra mile to include a toilet sanitizer and hand sanitizer in each stall so everything can be extra sanitized to your liking! It's no surprise that in 2012, Cintas claimed that the Buc-ee's in New Braunfels has the cleanest bathrooms in America.

2. VARIETY OF SNACKS AND FRESH COOKED FOODS ALL-DAY

Whether you're looking for an array of beef jerky to choose from or you need some breakfast or lunch, Buc-ee's makes it on-the-spot just for you! Buc-ee's offers breakfast from 4 am - 11 am and starts serving lunch at 10:30 am. They also have homemade grab & go items available all day long.

3. CLOTHING AND HOME DECOR

From swimwear to t-shirts and jackets, Buc-ee's has any merchandise you could want to show your love for Buc-ee the beaver! If you forgot your beach towel or swimsuit, you can guarantee that Buc-ee's has one for you.

And can we talk about the wide selection of home decor?! Who knew that a gas station could have so many fun and desirable home decor pieces. Of course, most things are Texas-inspired, so what's not to love? Pick up a gift on your way to that housewarming or birthday party! There's no way they would guess it's from Buc-ee's.

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4. 100 GAS PUMPS

You heard that right! Buc-ee's has 100 gas pumps at each store, give or take, with the largest Buc-ee's in New Braunfels boasting 120 gas pumps. You know what the means?! There's no more driving up and down lanes trying to find an open pump or waiting behind someone taking forever. Your trip to the gas station can be a little more seamless and efficient when you can get in and out!

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5. NO 18-WHEELERS ALLOWED

Ever get to a gas station and regret it immediately because there are so many semi-trucks? Been there, done that. It has to be one of the most inconvenient things about finding a good gas station. The fantastic thing about Buc-ee's is that it's not a truck stop, and 18-wheelers aren't allowed. You no longer have to worry about maneuvering through those massive, sometimes dangerous, trucks.

Stopping At Buc-ee's Will Make Your Road Trip Better

Being able to fuel up quickly, grab a fresh meal, use the cleanest bathrooms and get fun merchandise all in one stop has never been a more fun, stress-free experience. It's not very often that you come across convenience stores as great as Buc-ee's, so try the Texan way!

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