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Mississippi’s first Buc-ee’s location to break ground on Tuesday

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Mississippi’s first Buc-ee’s location is set to break ground on its new travel center in Harrison County on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

Located at I-10 and Menge Avenue, the 74,000-square-foot facility will offer 120 fueling positions and 24 EV charging stations.

“Harrison County is a vibrant community with five thriving cities and stunning beaches,” Stan Beard of Buc-ee’s said. “It’s perfectly situated along I-10 between our Texas and Alabama stores and we can’t wait to be the best place to stop on the Mississippi Coast.”

Buc-ee’s favorites including Texas barbeque, homemade fudge, kolaches, Beaver Nuggets, jerky, and fresh pastries will all be available.

Visitors will also find thousands of snack, meal, and drink options, as well as the same award-winning restrooms, cheap gas, and products that the travel center has offered for over four decades.

Founded in Texas in 1982, Buc-ee’s currently operates 46 stores across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Here are a few quick facts to know about the colossal convenience store before it hits the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Buc-ee’s will undoubtedly help the local economy

On average, each Buc-ee’s location creates at least 200 jobs with good pay too. As of 2019, the store’s cashiers were starting out at $16 per hour while team leaders were making up to $21 per hour. For a state that has a $7.25 minimum wage, that’s a huge pay raise for many. Each Mississippi employee is also expected to receive full benefits, a six percent matching 401K, and three weeks paid vacation.

Buc-ee’s is not a truck stop

Being the world’s largest gas station, you would expect to see a ton of big rigs at Buc-ee’s. Well, that’s not the case as no Buc-ee’s franchises offer gas pumps for 18-wheelers, and sources have confirmed to SuperTalk Mississippi News that Mississippi’s location will not be the first to break that trend either.

Gotta pee?

If you’ve got to make a pit stop next time you’re on the road, you might want to consider stopping at Buc-ee’s as the store recently won a contest hosted by the Cintas Corporation, awarding them the title of “Cleanest Bathrooms in America.” On top of the cleanliness, there are rarely any waits as some of the locations have over 33 urinals for the guys alone.


Buc-ee’s is famous for its overwhelming selection of food. From BBQ beef brisket sandwiches to a plethora of trail mixes and jerkies, Buc-ee’s food is like no other. There are so many options that a guy by the name of James Scott even wrote a book about all the food at Buc-ee’s.

Buc-ee’s holds a couple of world records

Besides Buc-ee’s literally being the world’s largest convenience store (for perspective, the New Braunfels, Texas location could fit 22 7-Eleven stores or two Whole Foods stores inside), it also holds the record for world’s longest car wash, clocking in at 255 feet of conveyor.

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