Buc-ee’s is about to put a little Texas twang in Springfield, Missouri.
The Texas-based popular convenience store/gas station chain said it is breaking ground on a location there on Aug. 23, marking its first store in that state.
Buc-ee’s Springfield will span 53,000 square feet and include 120 fuel pumps and the fan-favorites like Texas barbeque, homemade fudge, kolaches and Beaver nuggets.
“Springfield is the Birthplace of Route 66,” Stan Beard of Buc-ee’s said in a news release. “It’s perfectly natural that Buc-ee’s, the ultimate road-trip destination, is coming to this gorgeous stretch of Americana history. We are delighted to be a part of this community and excited to make Springfield our first stop in Missouri.”
A projected opening date was not included in the release. Once it does open, it will employ 200 people.
This isn’t the only new territory for Buc-ee’s this summer.
It also has stores open in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
This summer, Buc-ee’s said it will replace its existing location in Luling with a mega-store, one that’s 75,000 square feet.