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I think their Brisket is delicious but I also enjoy McRibs!


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In south Louisiana there are lots of local gas stations that have great food. Poboys, fried fish/chicken, boudin balls, etc. Not just okay for gas station food, but good food.
 
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It is, however, nothing more than a giant, clean gas station and convenience store. I don't understand why these turn into attractions.
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I always stop when passing a Bucees to grab a brisket sammich.




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We are foodies at my house and watch Mike Chen all the time. That dude can eat. He goes to a lot of 7-11s in Japan too and the food they have at theirs is a lot better with a bigger variety than US 7-11s.


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We are foodies at my house and watch Mike Chen all the time. That dude can eat. He goes to a lot of 7-11s in Japan too and the food they have at theirs is a lot better with a bigger variety than US 7-11s.

Its always interesting to see the difference in what seem to be familiar American brands but, you go overseas and they usually turn-out much better than their US-versions. 7-11 in Japan, along with its main competitor Lawson (former Ohio company) epitomize convenient food shop. Kentucky Fried Chicken in Asia always has unique twists to the menu that I've always enjoyed, South Korea being the pinnacle of that evolution. McDonald's in Spain would always have these really tasty fried chicken sandwiches that you couldn't find anywhere else.
 
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I think their Brisket is delicious but I also enjoy McRibs!


The pork BBQ there is better. The barbecue isn't bad for chain food barbecue at a convenience store. But it is just about in the middle of the road as far as barbecue goes. And when you are in central Texas, the home of Buc-ees, you can get really good barbecue pretty easily.




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Originally posted by corsair: McDonald's in Spain would always have these really tasty fried chicken sandwiches that you couldn't find anywhere else.


And you could get a beer to go with it.



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I discovered Buccees on our cross country trip. They're mostly in TX but I've seen one in the state east of them.

As a traveler, they are wonderful. Plenty of stalls and so clean. Then they do offer things for sale. I don't think the food is cheap but it's a good alternative to Loves Gas Station.



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Californians discover Buc-ees !!! Enjoy and God Bless !!! Smile



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The chain was started in by two guys in Brazoria County, Tx where I lived and worked. They had a convenience store in Clute, Texas. When they started branching out, their focus was on clean restrooms among other features. They figured that would be an attraction.

An attorney friend represented their company. He said they were very hard working, astute and dedicated businessmen.

Their gas prices were always the lowest in the area too. Their stores carry a wide variety of stuff from hunting clothes and memorabilia to camping items to food.
 
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We schedule our drives to Gulf Shores around 2 things: dinner at Felix's on the bay, and then a pit stop at the Buc-cee's down that way.

The Brisket sammy is really great (though not on the same visit we already had seafood), and they have enough generally tasty junk food that our bill ends up being around $40 not including fuel.

I never complain, because I have my own bag-o-stash every time.


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The food is great. The service is great. It’s super clean. They have everything from grills to gun cases to clothes and coolers. It’s awesome.


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Visited the Richmond, KY Buc-ees today, my first time.
Brisket was pretty good.
The overall experience … there’s nothing to compare it to. I’ll be back.
 
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I’m a fan, if only because I hate standing in a puddle of rancid piss at a urinal.

The snacks and doodads are a nice bonus. Sure, the stores are crowded, but the checkout lines move quickly in my experience.
 
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They are building on just down the road from Johnsons Corner. It is huge in size, be interesting when it opens. Lots of hype on it around here.
 
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I gotta wonder about their employee turnover rate.





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I gotta wonder about their employee turnover rate.


I wonder as well. They pay pretty well from what I remember seeing. I think some areas have a little difficulty hiring people due to the location they're in.


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I gotta wonder about their employee turnover rate.


I wonder as well. They pay pretty well from what I remember seeing. I think some areas have a little difficulty hiring people due to the location they're in.


This was a topic tread over on either the accounting or business subreddit on Reddit.com recently. Starting pay was $16/hr with no experience and went up from there. Supervisors made $100K a year. Certain managers could make over $200k a year.

As best I can tell most of these store are located in low cost of living areas.
 
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Got brisket sandwiches at Buc-ees in Florida and Georgia, both sliced and smaller pieces. Something strange in the one with smaller pieces, a couple of the meat chunks had gristle. First time I have ever ran into gristle in brisket. Never seen any gristle in any brisket I've ever trimmed, cooked, or carved. Never had gristle in any brisket sandwich ever in over 60 years of eating brisket. I conclude they are adulterating the brisket with other cheaper cuts or scraps. Tasted pretty good, even though I didn't like the sauce.

Buc-ees coffee isn't good, and their creamer tastes like artificial flavoring. My wife poured a cup of mix of house blend and dark roast, added french vanilla creamer, takes a sip and says: "I don't want it, what do I do?" I told her to just leave it there on the table beside the creamer. The decaf I got and put a small bit of French Vanilla creamer wasn't good and I only drank about half of it.
 
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