Buc-ee’s continues to pursue expansion outside of Texas.
The store had been set for the Millerville exit on I-12, and would have marked the company’s first location outside of Texas. The decision reportedly was due to Buc-ee’s being unable to secure additional sites in Louisiana.
Jeff Nadalo, Buc-ee’s general counsel, told WBRZ2ABC News that Buc-ee’s business model is to operate numerous stores in close proximity to “overcome the regulatory costs, management costs, and out-of-state costs.”
Buc-ee’s is reportedly still pursuing a growth strategy that includes expansion in other states outside of Texas.