Texas travel stop treasure plans expansion to North Carolina

Friday, September 11, 2020
Buc-ee's may expand to North Carolina
The beaver in the sky may grace the horizon of one Tar Heel town soon. Here's what we're hearing.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Is Texas' beloved Buc-ee's opening up shop in North Carolina?

That's in the works, according to a story the Charlotte News-Observer published recently.

Zachery Eanes, a reporter for the Observer, tweeted about the plans for the beaver-adorned convenience store chain's anticipated arrival near Efland, North Carolina, about 40 miles northwest of Raleigh on Interstate 40.

"North Carolina is apparently about to get its first Buc-ee's," Eanes tweeted. "Texas people is this actually that big of a deal? I mean it's a truck stop, right?"

Oh yes, Mr. Eanes. It's a big deal. If these plans become a reality, you'll soon see it's not a truck stop at all. Trucks aren't even allowed in the parking lot (sorry, truckers.)

The Lake Jackson-based chain has stores across Texas, as well as in Alabama and Florida.

ABC13 has reached out to Buc-ee's for more information.

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