Buc-ee’s Breaks Ground on Largest Location in U.S.

The new Texas site will replace a current Buc-ee's store, which was the brand's first travel center.

November 16, 2022

LULING, Texas—Buc-ee's is breaking ground on its new travel center in Luling, Texas, today. The new Buc-ee's Luling will be the largest Buc-ee's location in the country, ensuring that Texas remains home to the world's biggest Buc-ee's. Occupying more than 75,000 square feet, the updated Buc-ee's Luling will replace the city's current Buc-ee's store, which was the brand's first family travel center, built in 2003.

Attendees of the Buc-ee's Luling groundbreaking ceremony will include Mayor CJ Watts of Luling, former Mayor Mike Hendricks of Luling, Caldwell County Judge Hoppy Haden and Luling City Manager Mark Mayo.

Buc-ee's Luling will offer 120 fueling positions and thousands of snack, meal and drink options for travelers.

Founded in Texas in 1982, Buc-ee's is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Buc-ee's operates 43 stores across Texas and the South. Since beginning its multistate expansion in 2019, Buc-ee's has opened travel centers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee. Buc-ee's is now headed West with store groundbreakings in Colorado and Missouri.

"Beaver and Don's pioneering concept of the Buc-ee's family travel center debuted in Luling 20 years ago," said Stan Beard of Buc-ee's. "As we continue to share the Buc-ee's experience with the rest of the country, we are grateful for the opportunity to deepen our Lone Star roots and to keep our flagship and the largest Buc-ee's ever in Luling."

Throughout the project, Buc-ee's corporate development team will work closely with local partners, including the City of Luling, the Luling Economic Development Corporation and Caldwell County. Buc-ee's Luling will add more jobs to the area, employing at least 200 team members, with starting pay above minimum wage, full benefits, a 6% matching 401(k) and three weeks of paid vacation.