By Erica Thomas

Officials with the city of Auburn will be on hand to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new Buc-ee's. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday.

An announcement was made in May of this year that a new Buc-ee's would be built at 2500 Buc-ee's Boulevard.

"Alabama has been a great partner for us, and there's no better place to have our store on I-85 than Auburn, home of the Tigers," said Stan Beard of Buc-ee's. "Auburn is an ideal place to stop for folks headed back and forth from Georgia to the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast, and we are looking forward to introducing even more travelers to the fun, convenience and safety of Buc-ee's."

The travel center promotes itself as home of the world's cleanest bathrooms, but is also known for its large selection of food products and home items. The store also carries hunting accessories and pet supplies.

A signature product of the store is Beaver Nuggets, which are candied-covered puff snacks.

The 53,470 square-foot store will also have 120 fuel pumps.

Alabama has two other Buc-ee's locations, one in Leeds and one in Loxley.

Buc-ee's was founded in 1982, in Texas. The chain began expanding to other states, including Alabama, in 2019. There are also stores in Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

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