9 things to know about Buc-ee’s

OCALA, Fla. — Buc-ee’s lovers rejoice: The gas station chain is expanding in Central Florida.

To mark the occasion, here are 9 things to know about Buc-ee’s:


1. The company started in Texas, and has expanded to Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee.

2. There are two Buc-ee’s locations in Florida, one in Daytona Beach and another in St. Augustine.

3. Buc-ee’s recently got approval to open another location in Ocala east of Interstate 75 and near Highway 326.

Read: Buc-ee’s receives approval for new Central Florida location; here’s where it will be

4. All Buc-ee’s are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

5. Fresh hot food is available made to order 24 hours a day at all Buc-ee’s locations. At travel centers, breakfast starts at 4 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m., and made-to-order lunch items are available starting at 11 a.m. Buc-ee’s also have fresh homemade grab-and-go items available 24 hours a day, and the jerky, bakery, fudge, and Dippin Dots counters are always open.

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6. The first Buc-ee’s opened in 1982.

7. The Buc-ee’s in New Braunfels, Texas is the largest convenience store in the world at 66,335 square feet.

8. The world’s longest car wash clocks in at 255 feet of conveyor at the Buc-ee’s in Katy, Texas.

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9. In 2012, Cintas ran a nationwide restroom contest and Buc-ee’s was voted to have the cleanest restrooms in America.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.