Buc-ee’s breaks ground on Crossville travel center

Tennessee Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton, Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster, Co-Founder Arch “Beaver” Aplin III, City of Crossville Mayor James Mayberry and State Senator Paul Bailey break ground for the new Buc-ee's Crossville travel center. (Photo credit: Woody Geisler)

Cu-cee’s Crossville will be first location in Tennessee

CROSSVILLE — Buc-ee’s, home of the world’s cleanest bathrooms, freshest food and friendliest beaver, broke ground on its new travel center in Crossville on June 15, 2021. City of Crossville Mayor James Mayberry, Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster, Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton, State Senator Paul Bailey, and other honored guests attended a ceremony celebrating the new location, which is slated to open in the summer of 2022. 

City of Crossville Mayor James Mayberry (left) and Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster (right) pose with Buc-ee’s mascot Buc-ee the beaver. (Photo credit: Woody Geisler)

Buc-ee’s Crossville will occupy more than 53,400 square feet and offer 120 fueling positions just outside its store with thousands of snack, meal and drink options for travelers on the go. The new travel center will also feature the same award-winning restrooms, cheap gas, quality products and excellent service that have won the hearts, trust and business of millions in the South for nearly 40 years. Buc-ee’s Crossville travel center will bring at least 175 new, permanent, full-time jobs to the area with starting pay beginning above minimum wage, full benefits, 401k and three weeks of vacation. Buc-ee’s remains committed to providing a friendly, safe and fun stop for travelers everywhere. 

“I’ve been telling everybody here that you can see a picture, but until you step inside a Buc-ee’s, you really don’t get it. Photos just don’t do it justice,” said Foster. “It’s retail and a restaurant with 120 gas pumps outside––you can’t call Buc-ee’s just a gas station.”

Additional honored guests included Crossville City Clerk Valerie Hale, Crossville City Manager Greg Wood, Crossville City Councilmember Art Gernt, Crossville City Councilmember Robert Harrison, Crossville City Councilmember Scot Shanks, Cumberland County Commissioner Sue York and Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Ethan Hadley.

Buc-ee’s Co-Founder Arch “Beaver” Aplin III welcomes the crowd to the Buc-ee’s ground breaking. (Photo credit: Woody Geisler)

“Mayor Mayberry was talking about the people of Crossville being so friendly. The people of Buc-ee’s are a happy bunch. We’re from the South, and we gravitate toward friendly people.” said Buc-ee’s Co-Founder Arch “Beaver” Aplin III. “I don’t doubt that we’ll fit in just right in Crossville and in all of Tennessee.”

Buc-ee’s is the world’s most-loved travel center. Founded in 1982, Buc-ee’s now has 38 stores across Texas, including the world’s largest convenience store. Buc-ee’s began its multi-state expansion in 2019, and has since opened two travel centers in Alabama, two in Florida, and one in Georgia. Buc-ee’s broke ground on its first location in South Carolina in 2020, then broke ground on its first Kentucky and Tennessee outposts in 2021. Buc-ee’s is known for pristine bathrooms, a large amount of fueling positions, friendly service, Buc-ee’s apparel and fresh, delicious food. Originally launched and still headquartered in Texas, Buc-ee’s has combined traditional quality and modern efficiency to redefine traveling for their customers. For more information, visit www.buc-ees.com.

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