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Buchanan Energy Co. (Bucky’s)

Headquarters:Omaha, Neb.
No. of Stores:79
Avg. Store Size:2,500-4,000 sq. ft.
States of Operation:Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska

Buchanan Energy (dba Bucky's) is a family-owned and -operated chain of convenience stores and gas stations in the Midwest. This chain began in 1980 when president Steve Buchanan opened a single convenience store in Omaha, Neb. That city remains the company's headquarters today.

Bucky's Convenience Stores operates locations in the Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa, area, as well as in the Chicago and St. Louis areas. In addition to the c-stores, the company has a wholesale fuel supply and transport division. The wholesale division supplies and transports fuel to select BP and ConocoPhillips stations in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.

Private-label products include Bucky's windshield fluid and oils, in addition to a line of "B-Fresh" sandwiches, salads and hot dogs.