On Monday, June 10, Buc-ee's founder Beaver Alpin cut the ribbon at the new Luling store officially opening the world's newest, and biggest, Buc-ee's. At 75,000 square feet, this Buc-ee's is also the largest convenience store in the world.

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The Luling location unseats the Buc-ee's in Sevierville, Tennessee by a few hundred square feet.

A Short-Lived Title

Despite the growing excitement from many in the Lone Star State, the opening of this new store came with a bit of an asterisk. News outlets in Florida had broken the news months ago about an 80,000 square feet Buc-ee's which was expected to be opened in Ocala, possibly in 2026.

It looked like Luling, and Texas would get to bask in the 'world's largest' glory for only a couple of years.

Rest Easy, Texas...There Has Been a Change

According to a report from FOX 35, the plans for the Ocala location are different than what was indicated. A release from Buc-ee's has indicated that the new store will follow the floor plan of the Buc-ee's in Sevierville.

This means the new Ocala store will be one of the biggest in the Buc-ee's chain, just not bigger than the one in Luling, Texas.

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In the video, Beaver Alpin alludes to the outcry from Texans when the Tennessee store took over the title of Buc-ee's largest.  Did this play a role in ensuring that Texas now holds and maintains that title?

This May Be the Biggest Buc-ee's News in Texas Since...

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Luling, Texas Now Holds Two World Records

In addition to being the home of the largest Buc-ee's on planet Earth, Luling is also home to the world's largest watermelon.

No...not the real fruit, but the painted watermelon on top of their water tower. It recognizes the annual Luling Watermelon Thump Festival.

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24 Hilarious Buc-ee's Signs You Must See

Buc-ee's always does a great job bringing attention to their business with clever billboard signs, here is a look at some of their very best.

Gallery Credit: Billy Jenkins

10 'Must-Get' Items at Buc-ee's

Most items on the list won't last long, but a couple you can keep in the cupboard for a substantial amount time; break them out for guest: "Oh, yes, we got this at Buc-ee's, right after they opened. Well, it wasn't RIGHT after they opened, that would have been crazy."

Gallery Credit: Dave Jensen

 

 

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