For most of us, getting food at a gas station typically results in some combination of the words "questionable," "cheese," "searing," "pain," "pull," and "over." But gas stations and truck stops can be havens. Hell, in the Northeast, people straight-up argue over the supremacy of chains Wawa and Sheetz. Luckily for those cultishly beloved joints, Texas isn't part of that fight, because the Lone Star State's Buc-ee's would slaughter them wholesale and leave room for Beaver Nuggets.
At Buc-ee's -- a chain of colossal truck stops/grocery stores/mini-malls scattered throughout the state -- you’ll find more than the usual highway fare of Cool Ranch Doritos and Cherry Icees. It overwhelms the senses with gourmet sweets, fresh-to-order sandwiches, legendary Texas kolaches, and some of the cleanest damn restrooms in America. If you've ever hit a stall in a truck stop, you know how clutch that last one is.
It's the greatest pit stop the roadside has to offer, the truck stop America needs. Here's what non-Texans are missing out on.