Is there really a Buc-ee's in the Middle East?

The familiar beaver logo of Buc-ee's appears on a sign at a business near Amman, Jordan, in this photo tweeted May 29, 2019.
The familiar beaver logo of Buc-ee's appears on a sign at a business near Amman, Jordan, in this photo tweeted May 29, 2019. (Emily Chammah/Twitter)

HOUSTON – Buc-ee’s dominates the travel stop scene in Texas, and the convenience store chain with a beaver mascot recently expanded out of the Lone Star State, but how about overseas?

A photo tweeted by journalist Maurice Chammah of the familiar Buc-ee’s sign in Jordan had him scratching his head.

The Marshall Project writer said he spotted the familiar red-hatted beaver logo while driving on a highway north of Amman, the capital of the Middle East country.

“I have so many questions,” Chammah said in his tweet directed at his fellow Texans.

Some of those questions posed by his fellow Texans included queries about the jerky selection and the quality of the bathrooms.

It turns out that Buc-ee’s does not have a location 7,000 miles away from Texas.

“Buc-ee’s recently became aware of the copycat location in Jordan which is completely unrelated to our company and we are evaluating all of our options,” said Jeff Nadalo, a spokesman for the company.

The only official Buc-ee’s location outside of Texas is along Interstate 10 in Robertsdale, Alabama. 


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Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.