Buc-ee gas station comes to Missouri | Missouri News | Saint Louis
The world’s most perfect gas station is coming to Missouri.
For those who have never been to Texas (or any of the other states where there are Buc-ee’s), Buc-ee’s is something of an institution. Known for its clean bathrooms, beaver mascot, and great snacks, people often make Buc-ee a stopover on the road.
Now the gas station, which calls itself a travel hub because it’s so much more than a gas station, is building its first location in Missouri and for some it could become a roadtrip destination.
The Travel Center will be located at 3284 N. Mulroy Road in Springfield, Missouri. It will be 53,000 square feet with 120 aid stations. But gas is just gas. The real treat is inside the convenience store, which will have its famous snacks, including snacks like Texas BBQ, homemade fudge, kolaches, beaver nuggets (corn puffs), dried and fresh pastries.
The new Buc-ee’s will roll out on Tuesday, August 23, and Springfield knows how important that is. Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield Councilor Abe McGull plan to attend.
Buc-ee’s was founded in Texas in 1982 and has opened travel centers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee. The friendly beaver also breaks new ground in a store in Colorado.
Springfield Buc-ee promises to create 200 full-time jobs with pay starting above minimum wage and a 6% match in a 401k plan. (We told you it was special.)
“We are thrilled to be a part of this community and excited to make Springfield our first stop in Missouri,” said Stan Beard, director of real estate at Buc-ee’s. Hopefully, he hints that a Buc-ee is getting even closer to the St. Louis metro area, but until then, we’ll take what we can get.