Buc-ee’s is interested in coming to Goodyear. The world-famous travel center, beloved by patrons for its beaver mascot, massive footprint, unique snacks and cleanliness is seriously considering Goodyear as its first location in Arizona and the western United States. The proposed location would be on the southeast corner of Bullard Avenue and Interstate 10 . At Monday night’s city council meeting, the Goodyear City Council approved rezoning the site, another important needed step toward the project becoming reality.
“I’m thrilled that Buc-ee’s is interested in Goodyear as a new location,” said Goodyear Mayor Joe Pizzillo. “It’s more than just a gas station or a convenience store. Buc-ee’s could provide our residents with what they’ve been asking for – which are more options – and that’s what they’ll get as our city continues to grow. It would be a popular stop for visitors in the Valley, including spring training fans.”
Buc-ee’s has a massive following and has become a selfie spot of sorts, priding itself for having the world’s largest convenience store and the cleanest restrooms in America. It’s known for being a one-stop-shop, where customers can stop to fuel up – and at some locations charge their EV and get a car wash — and pick up breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as party supplies and kitchenware. Unique items that customers can find at Buc-ee’s include smoked brisket, Beaver Nuggets, fudge and never-ending options at the “wall of beef jerky.” The company also often sources its products from local vendors and artisans in an effort to represent the local community. Buc-ee’s has become a destination for travelers, and would generate revenue in Goodyear which contributes to the city’s General Fund to support key city services like public safety and parks.
“We are happy to hear of the city’s decision tonight. Buc-ee’s is continuing its process toward making Goodyear our first home in Arizona, and this was a really big step toward that goal,” said Stan Beard, Buc-ee’s director of Real Estate and Development.
The proposed Goodyear travel center would have 120 fueling stations for passenger vehicles only (no tractor trailers/semi-trucks) with an approximately 74,000-square-foot convenience store, and would measure about 23% larger than a football field. Buc-ee’s Goodyear would bring more than 200 full-time jobs to the area, with starting pay beginning well above minimum wage, full benefits, a 6% matching 401k, and three weeks of paid vacation. Buc-ee’s travel centers are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
About City of Goodyear
Goodyear, Arizona, a dynamic suburb west of Phoenix, boasts a population of nearly 112,000 residents and offers diverse amenities, including premier office space, entertainment and exclusive dining in its growing downtown, GSQ. Hosting Cactus League Spring Training for the Cleveland Guardians and the Cincinnati Reds, Goodyear is among the nation’s fastest-growing cities, attracting numerous Fortune 500 companies, including industry giants like Amazon, Ball, Boeing, Chewy, Microsoft and United Airlines.
Photos: Courtesy of Buc-ee’s