I have never been to a Buc-ee's before but the hype is real, and now residents from Luling, Texas can safely say they are the BIGGEST Buc-ee's fans in the world.

Buc-ee's, the beloved rest stop franchise, is opening its largest location yet in Luling, Texas. This isn't just any opening—it's a significant one for the franchise. Buc-ee's journey began as a humble gas station in 1982, later expanding to its first travel center in 2003, right in Luling. The original location bid farewell at 10 p.m. on Sunday, making way for the grand opening of the new site at 6 a.m. on Monday.

What makes Buc-ee's so great?

Since its debut, Buc-ee's has evolved into a haven for travelers, offering a variety of beloved items. Stephanie Green, a San Antonio resident, always grabs her favorite iced tea and jerky while meeting her son from San Marcos at the New Braunfels location. Joshua Perez, who frequently travels from San Antonio to Dallas, swears by their fresh barbecue, praising the diverse options. And let's not forget the iconic Beaver Nuggets, a must-have for Jennifer Howard on her trips to Austin.

What makes Buc-ee's truly special isn't just the snacks or seasonal T-shirts—it's the unbeatable culture. "It offers consistency. You know it's going to be clean and friendly," said Scott Ramon, General Manager of Buc-ee's New Braunfels. He likens the excitement of visiting Buc-ee's to Disneyland.

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Ramon emphasized that Buc-ee's popularity stems from its stellar reputation. Clean restrooms, easy access, and a wide variety of food draw in crowds. Phillip Santillanes, traveling to Austin, mentioned he stops by just for the pristine bathrooms.

I don't know about you, but I'm excited for the largest Buc-ee's to come back to Texas

The new Luling location doubles the space of the original travel center, making it the biggest Buc-ee's yet. Beyond catering to travelers, the store will also benefit the local community, offering over 200 jobs with competitive salaries. Buc-ee's continues to prove why it's a Texas treasure, one rest stop at a time.

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