Gov. Abbott Attends New Buc-ee’s Opening

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at grand opening of nations largest Buc-ee's in Luling, Texas. | Image by Greg Abbott/Facebook

Everything is bigger in Texas, including Buc-ee’s.

The quiet, rural town of Luling, Texas, got a massive expansion Monday when the nation’s largest Buc-ee’s travel center opened its doors.

Gov. Greg Abbott was at the grand opening attended by The Dallas Express to cut the ribbon in front of a massive inflatable Buc-ee’s beaver before fanatics flooded into the new storefront. Luling Mayor C.J. Watts and the City Manager Mark Mayo were also there to welcome the first guests.

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The new travel center occupies over 75,000 square feet, boasting 120 fueling stations and thousands of snack and drink options. The new Buc-ee’s is a renovation of the old Buc-ee’s location, which was the brand’s first travel center built back in 2003.

Cars lined up along 10070 I-10 Monday to get a glimpse of the unveiling.

“We’re here to see what the fuss is all about,” Bently Oney, who traveled with his children from Kyle, Texas, to see the new Buc-ee’s some 30 miles away, told DX.

The Buc-ee’s staff had all hands on deck to ensure cleanliness and a quick checkout time. The convenience store chain employs over 200 team members and is known for its self-proclaimed “pristine bathrooms,” hiring workers whose sole job is to clean the restrooms.

Travelers can stop by for a unique spread of snacks, such as Texas barbeque, fudge, and quail eggs.

“We are thrilled to open the doors to the world’s largest Buc-ee’s travel center right here in the Great State of Texas,” said Buc-ee’s director of real estate and development, Stan Beard. “It’s particularly exciting, considering this is the Buc-ee’s that started it all, so we are really looking forward to celebrating with the incredible people of Luling.”

Since Buc-ee’s got its start, it has expanded from the south all across the nation. The pit stop hub is still conquering new states, as it submitted a proposal for the first Buc-ee’s store in Kansas in early May.

The chain’s Katy location has the longest car wash, coming in at 255 feet of conveyor. Two of the Denton County locations are on track to have a car wash added as well.

Not only is Texas now home to the largest Buc-ee’s, but it also has the smallest. In Sanderson, a town in West Texas, a tiny Buc-ee’s popped up along Highway 90 last year.

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