SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Convenience and gas station chain Buc-ee’s will open its new travel center in Springfield on August 23.
At 3284 N. Mulroy Road, several local leaders like Mayor Ken McClure will celebrate the start of construction at 12 p.m.
Buc-ee’s Springfield is Buc-ee’s premier travel center in Missouri. It will occupy 53,000 square feet and offer 120 fueling stations just outside its store with thousands of snack, meal and beverage options for travelers on the go.
Founded in Texas in 1982, Buc-ee’s celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
Buc-ee’s operates 43 stores across Texas and the South. Since beginning its multi-state expansion in 2019, it has opened travel centers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee. Buc-ee’s is now heading west with store openings in Colorado and Missouri.
“Springfield is the birthplace of Route 66,” said Stan Beard of Buc-ee’s. “It’s only natural that Buc-ee’s, the ultimate road trip destination, should visit this magnificent part of America’s history. We are thrilled to be a part of this community and excited to make Springfield our first stop in Missouri.
Buc-ee’s Springfield will bring 200 new full-time permanent jobs to the area with starting salaries well above minimum wage, full benefits, a 6% match to 401k and three weeks paid vacation.