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Everything is bigger in Texas

September 15, 2012

Sometimes it is important to have some light reading …

Everything is bigger in Texas… since Arch “Beaver” Aplin opened his most humongous Buc-ee’s pit stop yet this year, some rivals and bemused travelers are saying that even in the Lone Star State, there may be such a thing as too big.

Billed as the world’s largest convenience store, the 67,000-square-foot colossus on Interstate 35 between Austin and San Antonio is 20 times the size of a 7-Eleven and longer than a football field. It features 60 gasoline pumps, 80 soda dispensers, 31 cash registers, 23 flavors of fudge and entire aisles devoted to varieties of popcorn and beef jerky.

The pièce de résistance: 84 gleaming toilets, each with its own dispenser of hand sanitizer and shined at all hours by a small army of attendants.

“I wanted to build a facility that was bigger than need be,” Mr. Aplin says of his creation, which looks like a Circle K designed by Willy Wonka. “But I have to admit I’m a little nervous. Did I overdo it this time?”

Link to Wall Street Journal