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Buc-ee’s Applies to Build First Travel Center in Kansas City

This store would mark the retailer’s entry into Kansas
Photograph courtesy of Buc-ee's

Buc-ee’s Ltd. is eyeing a new market: Kansas City, Kansas.

“Buc-ee’s has applied to build its first travel center in Kansas City, Kansas, just outside the Kansas Speedway,” Stan Beard, Buc-ee’s director of real estate and development, told CSP in a statement. “We are still in the early stages, but pleased that the project is beginning to take shape.”

  • Buc-ee’s is No. 153 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by store count.

The application for the Kansas City, Kansas, location is under review by government planning staff, according to local new station 41 KSHB Kansas City. The final review, which would include additional details about the development, would need to go through the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, the news station said.  

Lake Jackson, Texas-based Buc-ee's has been expanding its footprint over the past year, breaking ground on its first travel center in Virginia in February and its first one in Colorado in March. It also had plans to open in Mississippi, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Buc-ee’s has 49 stores open in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, according to its website. The large-format convenience-store chain opened in 1982 and is known for its huge number of fueling positions; its jerky, fudge and “Beaver Nuggets”; its clean restrooms; and its beaver mascot.

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