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Old 07-31-2019, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default Why is Buc-cees biased against west texas???

There is a buccees N-E-S of the metroplex, all over the South and SE, heck even putting them in LA and between Mobile and Pensacola. But none west of DFW. What do they have against West Texas. Sure would be great to have a good stop for ice and corn on the way to the lease. Plenty of land west of Weatherford. They would make a killin'
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:15 PM   #2
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FYI - one is going in at Weatherford at I-20 and Centerpoint Rd. Land has been purchased. Construction will start when service road construction is completed.

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Old 07-31-2019, 03:25 PM   #3
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:29 PM   #4
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:34 PM   #5
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simple, it's about money and likely increased money long term,,, just business..... i would like a Chick Fil A in Kountze,,, just not going to happen anytime in the near or even distant future,, would also like a popeyes and a cheaper grocery store dont expect those either,,, its a small town
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:35 PM   #6
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Simple economics. Look at the locations and the average number of cars that drive by most locations.
I would imagine that the traffic that pass by a current Bucee's daily is equivalent to several days or a weeks worth of traffic out west
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:36 PM   #7
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:38 PM   #8
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I think something like 80% of Texas' population lives east of I-35.
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:38 PM   #9
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Simple economics. Look at the locations and the average number of cars that drive by most locations.
I would imagine that the traffic that pass by a current Bucee's daily is equivalent to several days or a weeks worth of traffic out west
Yep its all about population and economics. Especially since they don't cater to big rigs.
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:46 PM   #10
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:50 PM   #11
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:51 PM   #12
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Put in 100 gas pumps on I-10 in Van Horn and see how long you can stay afloat.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:00 PM   #13
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I'm no scientist, but...
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:00 PM   #14
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Actually.... it’s all about who will give them the biggest tax break.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:03 PM   #15
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Love having one here in Denton and on 35W on the way to Ft Worth. I can hit one and if I forget something have another shot..


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Old 07-31-2019, 04:05 PM   #16
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I know Boerne isn't west Texas, but Buccee's has been trying to open a store there for years. I heard the city has basically kept them away
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:10 PM   #17
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There is a buccees N-E-S of the metroplex, all over the South and SE, heck even putting them in LA and between Mobile and Pensacola. But none west of DFW. What do they have against West Texas. Sure would be great to have a good stop for ice and corn on the way to the lease. Plenty of land west of Weatherford. They would make a killin'
I know, thats crap lol.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:31 PM   #18
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I know Boerne isn't west Texas, but Buccee's has been trying to open a store there for years. I heard the city has basically kept them away
They have land here in boerne just waiting on road construction to finish .
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:42 PM   #19
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I know Boerne isn't west Texas, but Buccee's has been trying to open a store there for years. I heard the city has basically kept them away
It will be built very soon.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:43 PM   #20
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They have land here in boerne just waiting on road construction to finish .
I knew they had the land for a long time, but I was told by a few locals, the city was trying to keep them out. I don't know why except it could hurt a few of the mom & pop type convenience store. Buccee's pay is more than competitive
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:46 PM   #21
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Only the ones from Oklahoma.

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Old 07-31-2019, 09:56 PM   #22
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Simple economics. Look at the locations and the average number of cars that drive by most locations.
I would imagine that the traffic that pass by a current Bucee's daily is equivalent to several days or a weeks worth of traffic out west
I guess nobody travels I20, not much out there except Midland, Odessa, El Paso, Abilene, California. Should I go on? Just as much or more traffic than I45. Also if there is enough traffic for two stores within 10min of each other on 35E and 35W in Denton area there is enough to travel west of DFW.

Economics seem pretty clear to me, anyone that travel west of dfw much knows there is nothing more than loves gas stations between weatherford and abilene.

Iím sure there is a reason, I just canít figure it out.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:58 PM   #23
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How many locals do you think actually shop at buccees? Itís travelers
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:59 PM   #24
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Matter of time. Weatherford is about to get one.


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Old 07-31-2019, 10:08 PM   #25
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Love having one here in Denton and on 35W on the way to Ft Worth. I can hit one and if I forget something have another shot..







Well there you go...problem solved. ..End thread/
Heck no, we need to argue something
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:08 PM   #26
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:09 PM   #27
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How many locals do you think actually shop at buccees? Itís travelers
Try again
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:15 PM   #28
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I’ve got two within 15 minutes of my house. I can get to another in 30 minutes.
But I’d like to have another on my way to work.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:17 PM   #29
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FYI - one is going in at Weatherford at I-20 and Centerpoint Rd. Land has been purchased. Construction will start when service road construction is completed.

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Didnít know this! Thatíll work though!
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:18 PM   #30
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I’m 45 min north of the closest Bucc-ees and I still drive all the way down there sometimes just to “shop” and eat their food. I love that place. 20lb bag of ice is .99 cents when a 10lb bag is $2.50+ at most stores. Gas is super cheap. The beef jerky is awesome. The roasted nuts are amazing. The fudge....well no words can describe. The fried potatoes are quite tasty. I can easily spend an hour in there just eating and looking around. You guys out west....sorry.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:23 PM   #31
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I just wanna know why cowboys tuck their pants into their boots...

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Old 07-31-2019, 10:24 PM   #32
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I still have never been to one, will have to go once the one in Weatherford is built
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:25 PM   #33
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I drive by two on my way to work every day and stop at one of them every day. Can of snuff, $.89 44oz tea and a honey bun, daily essentials.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:33 PM   #34
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:50 PM   #35
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Yeah itís terrible they donít have one around Abilene! Heck there is a little gas station store in little azz Benjamin Texas that is always packed with people mostly Tech people.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:50 PM   #36
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I always thought that there should be a Buccees around the Johnson City area. I believe it would get a crazy amount of business from people traveling 290 between Austin and the hill country, as well as 281 travelers coming from San Antonio.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:54 PM   #37
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:09 PM   #38
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How much does a Buccees cost to put in.3 mill? 5 mill? 10 mill. Anyone have an idea?

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Old 07-31-2019, 11:51 PM   #39
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:04 AM   #40
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20mil construction cost for the one in Boerne. 40mil capital investment
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:45 AM   #41
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How many locals do you think actually shop at buccees? Itís travelers
when going South, its a must Stop... now I have one 2.5 miles away on I-30 and I been once, just to say I went..... so very true statement, that travelers are the main base of business
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:53 AM   #42
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I commute from west of Weatherford to grand prairie for would be nice to have a one stop place just for everything. We have loves and a few pilots but you run that risk of hep c when filling up. I wouldnt pack up the kiddos and get magically whisked away to buccees. For day to day convenience it would great.
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:16 AM   #43
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Uhhhhh most of us around Brazoria County, where Bucees originated from, stop at least once a day.
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:36 AM   #44
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:40 AM   #45
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:55 AM   #46
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If they put a Buc-ees in Pecos right now the store would get emptied out in a day. They cant even keep the shelves stocked at Wal Mart. But when them rigs start getting stacked they would have to shut her down.

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Old 08-01-2019, 07:00 AM   #47
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It's simply a matter of vehicle traffic. Buc-ees success is derived by population and travel. If you drive West Texas, be it I-20, I-10, 287, etc, there isn't anywhere near the amount of travelers/traffic that there is between the major metropolitan city's. Those areas simply can't support a large store like Buc-ees business model.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:52 AM   #48
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It's because yall have Allsups. They don't want to compete. Lol. Probably because once oilfield leaves they'd have to shut down
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:03 AM   #49
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:06 AM   #50
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