As any beaver believer knows, Buc-ee's is far more than a mere gas station or convenience store. It's a destination, phenomenon, and manifestation of Texas pride and glory.
Public Relations site Platform Magazine unsurprisingly has taken notice of Buc-ee's success. Back in October 2021, it published an analysis of why the company has grown from one station in Lake Jackson, Texas back in 1982 to having -- as of publication time -- 52 open locations (with more under construction) throughout the South as well as a large and rabid cult following. That's quiet the feat.
The article's author, Amelia McGowan, attributes such success to a few things. Fortunately, the chain serves as a great PR case study, and that's why organizations all of sorts should take notice.
First, she recognizes that the company provides superb customer service, which any PR pro will say is a must. Travelers can understandably nitpick, and that means that they will reward superior customer experiences like those at Buc-ee's.
Second, the variety of food and items sold at the travel centers also helps attract and maintain its cult following. There's something for everyone. Y'all can purchase many Buc-ee's favorites on this site; we'll conveniently ship them to y'all's doorsteps.
Third, the chain's reliability and consistency are critical to the loyalty it commands. Remember Cody Esser, the dude who visited all the Buc-ee's at the time? Well, McGowan points out how Esser describes Buc-ee's as "insanely brand consistent." While most of us embrace variety in our lives, we also enjoy a consistently incredible experience, and Buc-ee's delivers.
Finally, while there are innumerable other reasons for its popularity, McGowan lists one more important reason. What list would be complete without Beaver Nuggets? She knows well that this popular snack keeps drawing people to return.
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