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Buc-ee’s is coming to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

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Besides Buc-ee's literally being the world's largest convenience store, it also holds the record for world's longest car wash, clocking in at 255 feet of conveyor (Photo courtesy of Buc-ee's/Twitter)

If you’ve ever spoken with someone from Texas or to someone about Texas, one way or another Buc-ee’s is a shoo-in to eventually come up in conversation.

Buc-ee’s, the world’s largest convenience store that is notorious for its endless sea of gas pumps and a massive selection of food and beverages, is rumored to be coming to Harrison County, Mississippi.

According to a report from WLOX, Senator Philip Moran confirmed the rumors, saying that the state’s first Buc-ee’s will be situated at the Menge Avenue exit on I-10.

“I just look forward to the day of being able to go and shop there because sitting on I-10 is such a tremendous corridor,” Moran told WLOX. “It’s incredible how many people stop in that station. It’s not just a gas station. It’s a mega event. It’s going to be a good thing for the coast, the whole coast.”

While the construction could take a year or two, 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

Buc-ee’s, contingent on the store size, creates about 200 jobs everywhere one is opened up. Oh yeah, and they pay well. As of 2019, the store’s cashiers were starting out at $13 per hour while team leaders were making up to $18 per hour. For a state that has a $7.25 minimum wage, that’s HUGE.

Buc-ee’s is not a truck stop

With the world’s largest gas station, you would expect to see a ton of big rigs. Well, that’s not the case with Buc-ee’s as none of the locations even offer gas pumps for 18-wheelers.

Gotta pee?

If you’ve got to make a pit stop (if you know what I mean) next time you’re on the road, you ought to stop at Buc-ee’s as the store recently won a contest hosted by Cintas Corporation, awarding them the title of “Cleanest Bathrooms in America.” On top of the cleanliness, there also should never be a wait as some of the locations have over 33 urinals for just the guys alone.

Hungry?

Buc-ee’s is famous for an overwhelming selection of food. From BBQ beef brisket sandwiches to plenty of different kinds of trail mix and jerky, Buc-ee’s food is like no other. There are so many options that this guy named James Scott even wrote a book about all of 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 (to put more into perspective, Buc-ee’s in New Braunfels, TX, 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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Written by J.T. Mitchell

J.T. Mitchell is a multimedia journalist out of Jackson, Mississippi, who worked extensively for both News Mississippi and SuperTalk Mississippi before coming aboard as editor in chief for Our Mississippi Home. He is also the author of Pocket Grammar: 24 Mistakes You'll Never Make Again. J.T. received his education from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he studied both English and philosophy. 

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