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Buc-ee's is a Texas-based chain of large interstate travel centers, combining scores of gas pumps with a big-box sized retail store. The stores are known for their extensive snack options and spacious, well-maintained restrooms.

The first Buc-ee's, with 8 gas pumps, was opened in Lake Jackson, Texas in 1982 by Don Wasek and Arch Aplin. They opened their first large-scale travel center, with 48 gas pumps, in Luling, Texas in 2001. The chain first expanded outside of Texas in early 2019 with a new 120-pump travel center in Loxley, Baldwin County. Three other Florida locations were also announced.

Buc-ee's won approval from the City of Leeds in June 2019 for a travel center at Grand River, I-20 Exit 240. A groundbreaking was held on June 26.


  • "Buc-ee's" (June 17, 2019) Wikipedia - accessed June 20, 2019
  • Koplowitz, Howard (June 18, 2019) "Buc-ee’s scheduled to break ground on second Alabama location next week in Leeds." The Birmingham News