The highway hobbyists looking for a new spot to stretch their legs will soon have another choice to pick from in central North Carolina. But few businesses generate the hype of Buc-ee’s, which is an intentional detour for many drivers.
So how did the enormous gas station and general store with the charming name and goofy logo become a must-stop for some? There are a few answers for that.
Buc-ee’s is known for food, shopping, big and clean bathrooms
Buc-ee’s fans cite the food. Order up Texas-style barbecue offerings like brisket sandwiches, turkey, sausage and pulled pork. Others love the beaver nuggets, fudge (made in-house) and beef jerky when asked about what makes the chain so popular.
There’s also an abundance of branded apparel, cookware, toys and holiday decorations.
The restrooms are known for being clean and spacious, a reassuring feature for families.
How big is Buc-ee’s?
Every Buc-ee’s location is also open 24 hours, so a robust staff is needed.
The main selling points of Buc-ee’s seem to be the better-than-average convenience store food along with the volume and availability of novelty products and gas pumps.
Buc-ee’s will be at 1425 Trollingwood-Hawfields Road near Interstate 85 and Interstate 40. Currently, the closest Buc-ee’s to the Triangle is in Florence, South Carolina. Buc-ee’s currently has nearly 60 locations across the southeast and operates as a private company to emphasize quality control.
A kind of fanaticism surrounds Buc-ee’s, which is apparent from Google reviews, Facebook groups and the sheer amount of people you can find at a location during the day. Some who are looking to get back on the road as quickly as possible may want to turn elsewhere, but if you’ve got time to spare, there’s something to offer everyone.