Buc-ee's opening stores in Florida and Alabama

Buc-ee's is taking its mega convenience concept to northeast Florida.

The Texas chain plans to build a 52,000 square-foot store near the "World Golf Village" in Saint John's County just south of Jacksonville.

It will be the company's first store outside of Texas. The chain is also expanding with two more stores in Florida, and another in Alabama.

Buc-ee's plans to break ground next year.

If your friends outside Texas don't understand why this is such a big deal. Have them read this list of 10 ways Buc-ee's is a Texas traveler's friend.

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