Mega Gas Station Buc-ee’s Opens Its First Kentucky Location

Apr 19, 2022 at 10:47 am
Everything is bigger in Texas and so is Buc-ee's.
Everything is bigger in Texas and so is Buc-ee's. Photo courtesy of Buc-ee's.

It’s a big Buc-ee-ing deal.

The first Buc-ee’s gas station in Kentucky opened today off of Interstate 75 in Richmond at 6 a.m. 

The Texas-based chain goes big, just like its home state state, and this Buc-ee’s is no different. It resembles a Walmart more than your typical convenience shop, occupying more than 53,000-square feet and containing 120 places to fuel up. 

Buc-ee’s is known for its food, and the Richmond station will sell Texas barbecue, homemade fudge, kolaches and more, including their signature Beaver Nuggets (caramel-coated corn puffs.)

Buc-ee’s owns 35 stores in Texas and started expanding to other states in 2019. Ground broke on its Kentucky project in 2021. There are already plans to open more Buc-ee’s in the Bluegrass, including one in Smiths Grove outside of Bowling Green and another in Oak Grove near Clarksville.

The Richmond Buc-ee’s is expected to generate 175 jobs with “starting pay beginning well above minimum wage,” full benefits, a 6% matching 401k and three weeks paid vacation, according to a press release.

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