North Alabama’s first Buc-ee’s is open—take a look inside

Buc-ee’s has finally come to North Alabama. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

North Alabama, the wait is over: Buc-ee’s is finally open!

The Texas-based gas station and convenience store opened its doors yesterday, Nov. 21, just one year after the initial groundbreaking. Here’s what it was like:

Fudge, fresh food + more


Buc-ee’s is now open in Athens, AL! Let us know what you’re getting on your first visit 🦫 #hvilleblast #huntsvilleal #bucees #northalabama

♬ Sirtaki (Zorba the Geek) – LucasGitanoFamily

My visit to the Athens Buc-ee’s was my first ever Buc-ee’s experience, and I think I understand some of the hype. If you’re planning to visit, make sure to block out plenty of time to browse. Once you arrive, you’ll find:

  • 120 fuel pumps
  • 250-foot-long car wash (still under construction but coming soon)
  • 60,000 square feet of retail
  • Hot food, snacks and more
  • T-shirts and Buc-ee’s merch (including Christmas stockings and home decor)

I’ll have to go back on my next road trip to try the iconic fudge, beaver nuggets + pulled pork sandwich.

You can find it at 2328 Lindsay Ln S, Athens, AL 35613.

Other locations in Alabama

Buc-ee himself is immortalized outside. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

The Athens store is Buc-ee’s location #3 for Alabama. Other locations include:

Buc-ee’s Athens is still hiring for part-time and full-time positions—apply online.

Share your Buc-ee’s experiences with us on social media by tagging @hvilleblast and using #hvilleblast.

Emily Phillips
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