FLORENCE, S.C.—Buc-ee's will unveil its newest travel center in Florence, South Carolina, next Monday, May 16, according to a news release. Buc-ee's Florence is the first Buc-ee's travel center in South Carolina.
"Florence is a beautiful city and happens to be the midpoint for an ultimate East Coast road trip: New York City to Miami," said Stan Beard of Buc-ee's. "We're excited to finally be welcoming travelers and locals alike to Buc-ee's Florence and looking forward to being part of this gracious community for a long time."
Buc-ee's Florence will occupy more than 53,000 square feet and offer 120 fueling positions just outside its store with thousands of snack, meal and drink options. Buc-ee's favorites, including Texas barbeque, homemade fudge, kolaches, Beaver Nuggets, jerky and fresh pastries will be available as well.
Buc-ee's Florence will bring 175 new, permanent, full-time jobs to the area with starting pay beginning above minimum wage, full benefits, a 6% matching 401(k) and three weeks of paid vacation.
The celebration will be attended by state and local leaders, including Governor Henry McMaster; State Representative Murrell Smith; Florence County Council Chairman Willard Dorriety Jr.; Florence County Councilman Reverend Waymon Mumford and Mayor Teresa Myers Ervin of Florence.
Doors will open to the public at 6 a.m., and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will follow at 10 a.m.
Founded in 1982, Buc-ee's now has 35 stores across Texas, including the world's largest convenience store. Buc-ee's began its multi-state expansion in 2019 and has since opened two travel centers in Alabama, two in Florida and two in Georgia. Buc-ee's recently opened its first Kentucky store in Richmond. Tennessee has its first two stores under construction. This year, Buc-ee's announced the development of its first stores in Colorado, Mississippi and Missouri.