Share Your Favorite Stuckey’s Memory!

Just about everybody has a Stuckey‘s story, recalling a time when they took road trips in the family station wagon and found “highway happiness” at one of our stores.

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Jodi Chellis from Ft Pierce wrote on May 6, 2022
Many road trips in the 60’s & 70’s, from Long Island to Lake Sunapee NH. Road trips from Minnesota to Long Island, both trips, always Stuckey’s along the way. Loved stopping there. Although there were 5 kids in our family & my parents didn’t have much money, I always got some candy or some treat when we stopped. So many good childhood Stuckey’s memories. I remember the bill boards, the buildings, the inside. Thanks for the memories Stuckey’s 😃
Many road trips in the 60’s & 70’s, from Long Island to Lake Sunapee NH. Road trips from Minnesota to Long Island, both trips, always Stuckey’s along the way. Loved stopping there. Although there were 5 kids in our family & my parents didn’t have much money, I always got some candy or some treat when we stopped. So many good childhood Stuckey’s memories. I remember the bill boards, the buildings, the inside. Thanks for the memories Stuckey’s 😃
Dennis wrote on May 6, 2022
First paycheck job was at Stuckey's on I-80 and Seneca rd. Morris Illinois around 1977. Pumped gas, Cleaned windshields, checked oil, ran the register, cleaned after closing. I remember gas went over $1 for first time but pumps only had 2 digits. Had to change all the pumps to half price then put up signs that pumps only showed half the price. Manager lived in the back of the place. He was tuff but fair. Learned a lot.
First paycheck job was at Stuckey's on I-80 and Seneca rd. Morris Illinois around 1977.
Pumped gas, Cleaned windshields, checked oil, ran the register, cleaned after closing.
I remember gas went over $1 for first time but pumps only had 2 digits. Had to change all the pumps to half price then put up signs that pumps only showed half the price.
Manager lived in the back of the place. He was tuff but fair. Learned a lot.
Travis Stone from Houston wrote on May 3, 2022
I traveled to many Stuckey's in my youth and was never able to find a license plate with my name on it because "Travis" was not a popular name during my childhood. B Pennington Commerical Real Estate has stepped up to make me my own Travis license plate. Many memories are wrapped up in Stuckey's candy and gift items. If you still have those small bicycle license plates and you have one for Travis, may we purchase from you?
I traveled to many Stuckey's in my youth and was never able to find a license plate with my name on it because "Travis" was not a popular name during my childhood. B Pennington Commerical Real Estate has stepped up to make me my own Travis license plate. Many memories are wrapped up in Stuckey's candy and gift items. If you still have those small bicycle license plates and you have one for Travis, may we purchase from you?
Anita from Lincoln Park wrote on April 26, 2022
We took annual trips to Fla in the 60's and 70's. I usually took a good long nap in the heat of the day- no air conditioning! My dad always joked that I smelled the pecans, and my mom couldn't figure out how I spotted the signs with my eyes closed. Best trips ever. I miss seeing Stuckeys on road trips. C'mon back!
We took annual trips to Fla in the 60's and 70's. I usually took a good long nap in the heat of the day- no air conditioning! My dad always joked that I smelled the pecans, and my mom couldn't figure out how I spotted the signs with my eyes closed. Best trips ever. I miss seeing Stuckeys on road trips. C'mon back!
Lyndell Spangler from Hesperia wrote on April 25, 2022
Many annual road trips Ca to Ar. included Stuckeys stops! I remember they had a tornado in a bottle Soviener should have bought one ! Great memories!!
Many annual road trips Ca to Ar. included Stuckeys stops! I remember they had a tornado in a bottle Soviener should have bought one ! Great memories!!
Jack T from Dallas wrote on April 7, 2022
Stuckeys to me will always be the guest shop with the perpetual moving glass bird who never seemed to satisfy his thirst for red food-colored water! My upbringing was "frugal" so I never got to see if that magical motion translated all the way to a home after a long car ride.
Stuckeys to me will always be the guest shop with the perpetual moving glass bird who never seemed to satisfy his thirst for red food-colored water! My upbringing was "frugal" so I never got to see if that magical motion translated all the way to a home after a long car ride.
Lilly Diaz from Cleveland wrote on April 6, 2022
Of all the road trip memories my brothers and I shared, the most fondest memory was driving through a Stuckey‘s and stopping to get breakfast. My father’s staple was the fried eggs with the toast and jelly, but the best part of it all was sitting down and playing with the little puzzles. All I remember is Stuckey‘s was special to us and I miss seeing those stops on the road.
Of all the road trip memories my brothers and I shared, the most fondest memory was driving through a Stuckey‘s and stopping to get breakfast. My father’s staple was the fried eggs with the toast and jelly, but the best part of it all was sitting down and playing with the little puzzles. All I remember is Stuckey‘s was special to us and I miss seeing those stops on the road.
Grant Richter from Columbia, IL wrote on March 28, 2022
I remember stopping at Stuckey’s in the 60’s and early 70’s. My Mom loved the pecan rolls. Clean Restrooms was a big deal and my Dad bought gas there. It was always a great stop on a road trip. Hopefully Stuckey’s will partner up with some large convenience store and start offering their candies again. Been a long time since I had one of their pecan logs.
I remember stopping at Stuckey’s in the 60’s and early 70’s. My Mom loved the pecan rolls. Clean Restrooms was a big deal and my Dad bought gas there.
It was always a great stop on a road trip. Hopefully Stuckey’s will partner up with some large convenience store and start offering their candies again.
Been a long time since I had one of their pecan logs.
Terry wrote on March 21, 2022
I have been looking forward to making a stop at Stuckey's since following the rebuild on Linkedin. My son and I stopped at I-95 Exit 231 in Florida. I have not had a pecan log since I was a kid so I thought we needed to try one. Sorry to say but we were both very disappointed with the product. As we opened the package, there was an odor or old oil. That same taste permeated the log roll. We each had a couple of bites and then decided that this was not for us. Hate to say but ...26
I have been looking forward to making a stop at Stuckey's since following the rebuild on Linkedin.
My son and I stopped at I-95 Exit 231 in Florida. I have not had a pecan log since I was a kid so I thought we needed to try one. Sorry to say but we were both very disappointed with the product. As we opened the package, there was an odor or old oil. That same taste permeated the log roll. We each had a couple of bites and then decided that this was not for us. Hate to say but ...26
Daniel Margolick from Stamford wrote on March 15, 2022
Still miss those delicious Sugar and Spiced pecans made with sugar, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Are they discontinued permanently?
Still miss those delicious Sugar and Spiced pecans made with sugar, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Are they discontinued permanently?
Cindy McLawhorn from Hookerton, NC wrote on March 10, 2022
The only vacation my daddy would take was always to the NC mountains. We would load up the car, set out for the mountains and he would only make 1 stop on the way to our destination and only 1 stop on our way home from our destination. Guess what those 2 stops were: Stuckey's stores for pecan logs and souvenirs! Those were the days!!
The only vacation my daddy would take was always to the NC mountains. We would load up the car, set out for the mountains and he would only make 1 stop on the way to our destination and only 1 stop on our way home from our destination. Guess what those 2 stops were: Stuckey's stores for pecan logs and souvenirs! Those were the days!!
Bonnie from Ft. Myers, Florida wrote on March 6, 2022
In 1961 we took a road trip from Long Island, NY to Miami Beach Florida. I don’t remember actually stopping at Stuckies (on a shoestring budget, probably didn’t), but remember the billboards, and my mother’s comment was always something like, “my stomach just bubbles for Stuckies”. I don’t know if that was one of the billboard sayings, but remember watching for them, as well as those for South of the Border in South Carolina. Mom’s favorite was pecan pie, so maybe we did stop.
In 1961 we took a road trip from Long Island, NY to Miami Beach Florida. I don’t remember actually stopping at Stuckies (on a shoestring budget, probably didn’t), but remember the billboards, and my mother’s comment was always something like, “my stomach just bubbles for Stuckies”. I don’t know if that was one of the billboard sayings, but remember watching for them, as well as those for South of the Border in South Carolina. Mom’s favorite was pecan pie, so maybe we did stop.
Kevin from Sugar Grove, IL wrote on March 4, 2022
Lot's of fond memories visiting Stuckey's stores throughout the southern states back in the 60's to mid 70's when our family drove to Florida and Tennessee for summer vacations. The pecan rolls were my favorites. Remember when the Texaco gas attendants wore their green uniforms? Let's hope Stuckey stores re-open along the interstates. Thanks for the memories Stuckey's:)
Lot's of fond memories visiting Stuckey's stores throughout the southern states back in the 60's to mid 70's when our family drove to Florida and Tennessee for summer vacations. The pecan rolls were my favorites. Remember when the Texaco gas attendants wore their green uniforms? Let's hope Stuckey stores re-open along the interstates. Thanks for the memories Stuckey's:)
Melissa Owens Goff from Sitka wrote on March 4, 2022
When i was growing up (many years ago - i'm 49 now) my dad was career US Air Force. I can remember stopping at Stuckey's every time we travelled and could find one!! We found them moving from CA to NH (1983) and found them moving from NH to SD (1986) and many other road trips as well. Many of my fondest memories are of us stopping in Stuckey's to look at all the souvenirs, to get something to eat and my mom ALWAYS got a pecan roll!! Thank you, Stuckey's, for making my long road trips to new places (and old ones too) so enjoyable! <3 I'm so glad to have found you online since there aren't any Stuckey's in Alaska lol!
When i was growing up (many years ago - i'm 49 now) my dad was career US Air Force. I can remember stopping at Stuckey's every time we travelled and could find one!! We found them moving from CA to NH (1983) and found them moving from NH to SD (1986) and many other road trips as well. Many of my fondest memories are of us stopping in Stuckey's to look at all the souvenirs, to get something to eat and my mom ALWAYS got a pecan roll!! Thank you, Stuckey's, for making my long road trips to new places (and old ones too) so enjoyable! <3 I'm so glad to have found you online since there aren't any Stuckey's in Alaska lol!
Ray Bullman from North Potomac, MD wrote on March 3, 2022
… Family vacation roadtrips, 1957 - mid ‘60s in the ‘’54 Studebaker. My brother & I, bored and sweaty in the back seat, would spot a STUCKEYS 75 MILES AHEAD billboard glimmering in the haze of the blacktop heat through the windshield and we would start counting down the miles, getting more antsy and noisy with each passing mile. 40 miles…20 miles…5 miles…and finally, “Just Ahead.” We would start swaying in unison, leaning hard right in the direction of the turnoff, back and forth, back and forth….to make sure the car turned off the highway and parked right in front of the looming STUCKEYS, our mecca for sodas and sticky-sweet candy. Alas, pop would say, “we’re making good time, we’ll stop at the next one down the road.” And so it went. Right past the turnoff. Decades later, my brother and I would invariably buckle over with laugher when the roadtrips and STUCKEYS popped up in an occasional nostalgia Sunday family-dinner conversation with our parents. We would finish each other’s sentences, telling our shared, now fish-tale-like roadtrip story: STUCKYS 1,800 miles…1,000 miles… ”Just Ahead.” With every telling, the miles between STUCKEYS grew exponentially, our yelling “Turn, Turn, Turn’” grew louder and louder as we pantomimed in unison leaning hard right to make the old, hot, Studebaker take the fast approaching turnoff - one time knocking over a big pitcher of sweet tea - banging into our wives and kids, who groaned out loud and rolled their eyes at the retelling yet again of the STUCKEY STORY. Thanks for the wonderful memories STUCKEYS. BTW, when we did stop, usually on the way home, we pigged out on pecan rolls and divinity - and blowing advances on our allowance, which our parents always forgave, brought a sash of STUCKEYS goodies home that... Read more
… Family vacation roadtrips, 1957 - mid ‘60s in the ‘’54 Studebaker. My brother & I, bored and sweaty in the back seat, would spot a STUCKEYS 75 MILES AHEAD billboard glimmering in the haze of the blacktop heat through the windshield and we would start counting down the miles, getting more antsy and noisy with each passing mile. 40 miles…20 miles…5 miles…and finally, “Just Ahead.”

We would start swaying in unison, leaning hard right in the direction of the turnoff, back and forth, back and forth….to make sure the car turned off the highway and parked right in front of the looming STUCKEYS, our mecca for sodas and sticky-sweet candy. Alas, pop would say, “we’re making good time, we’ll stop at the next one down the road.” And so it went. Right past the turnoff.

Decades later, my brother and I would invariably buckle over with laugher when the roadtrips and STUCKEYS popped up in an occasional nostalgia Sunday family-dinner conversation with our parents. We would finish each other’s sentences, telling our shared, now fish-tale-like roadtrip story: STUCKYS 1,800 miles…1,000 miles…
”Just Ahead.”

With every telling, the miles between STUCKEYS grew exponentially, our yelling “Turn, Turn, Turn’” grew louder and louder as we pantomimed in unison leaning hard right to make the old, hot, Studebaker take the fast approaching turnoff - one time knocking over a big pitcher of sweet tea - banging into our wives and kids, who groaned out loud and rolled their eyes at the retelling yet again of the STUCKEY STORY.

Thanks for the wonderful memories STUCKEYS. BTW, when we did stop, usually on the way home, we pigged out on pecan rolls and divinity - and blowing advances on our allowance, which our parents always forgave, brought a sash of STUCKEYS goodies home that lasted about a day, maybe.
Michele Shopland wrote on February 15, 2022
My Dad was in the Air Force so I traveled a lot when I was young. I'm from Savannah, Georgia and always got so excited when we would stop at Stuckey's!! I also asked for the thin taffee and the coconut spread! My parents loved the pecan logs and Hunky Dory!!! I wish Stuckey's would make a come back and provide those awesome memories again. Until then, at least I can order my coconut online and relive my memories at home!
My Dad was in the Air Force so I traveled a lot when I was young. I'm from Savannah, Georgia and always got so excited when we would stop at Stuckey's!! I also asked for the thin taffee and the coconut spread! My parents loved the pecan logs and Hunky Dory!!! I wish Stuckey's would make a come back and provide those awesome memories again. Until then, at least I can order my coconut online and relive my memories at home!
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My husband left me for a good 3 years now, and I love him so much, I have been looking for a way to get him back since then. I have tried many options but he did not come back, until I met a friend that directed me to Dr.Ogedegbe, a spell caster, who helped me bring back my husband after 1 weeks. My husband and I are living happily together today, That man is great, you can contact him via email dr.ogedegbe6@gmailcom Now I will advise any serious persons that found themselves in this kind of problem to contact him now with a fast solution without stress.. He always active, now i call him my spiritual father,.contact him now he is always online email dr.ogedegbe6@gmail.com or call/whatsapp number +2348109374702
Mark Cameron from Lewis Center, Ohio wrote on February 8, 2022
I remember stopping at Stuckey's off I 75 in Georgia in the 60s and 70s. I was pleased to be driving through there again in 2022 and see a Stuckey's integrated with a BP station in Perry Georgia, including buying candy, a pecan log roll, and even saw the Stuckey's dog park. I would love to see them comeback to a full station chain!
I remember stopping at Stuckey's off I 75 in Georgia in the 60s and 70s. I was pleased to be driving through there again in 2022 and see a Stuckey's integrated with a BP station in Perry Georgia, including buying candy, a pecan log roll, and even saw the Stuckey's dog park. I would love to see them comeback to a full station chain!
Clay Davis from Spring Hill wrote on February 6, 2022
I'm encouraged to see that Stuckey's hasn't died. It seemed that way for a while. My wife and I grew up on opposite sides of the country, but the one thing we had in common was road trips that included a stop at Stuckey's along the way. I hope to see more come back to life so our children same share that memory with us.
I'm encouraged to see that Stuckey's hasn't died. It seemed that way for a while. My wife and I grew up on opposite sides of the country, but the one thing we had in common was road trips that included a stop at Stuckey's along the way. I hope to see more come back to life so our children same share that memory with us.
Mark Scigousky from Wilmington Delaware wrote on February 2, 2022
I have many fond memories of my family stopping at a stuckies restaurant,it seems my mother could not pass an opportunity to have a piece of your delicious pecan pie and of course we would get a meal to go along with it! To this day every time in my travels if I happen to pass a stuckies I get this overwhelming urge to stop and have some pecan pie,and of course have a meal to go along with it! Always have desert first because life is uncertain!
I have many fond memories of my family stopping at a stuckies restaurant,it seems my mother could not pass an opportunity to have a piece of your delicious pecan pie and of course we would get a meal to go along with it!
To this day every time in my travels if I happen to pass a stuckies I get this overwhelming urge to stop and have some pecan pie,and of course have a meal to go along with it!
Always have desert first because life is uncertain!
Val from Oak Lawn , Illinois wrote on January 25, 2022
Stuckey brings such great memories. When I was young we went to Florida every year. Stuckey was a great part of the vacation. I always wanted some souvenir. I bought these rubbery type of animals. I got a hippo, mouse, and pig. I still have them on my dresser. I saw a monster one at an antique store for $3,000. Before I saw the price tag I wanted to get it to add to my collection. My husband suggested I sell mine. I told him they are a great childhood memory and they will not be sold. Thanks for the wonderful memory of those long highway trips.
Stuckey brings such great memories. When I was young we went to Florida every year. Stuckey was a great part of the vacation. I always wanted some souvenir. I bought these rubbery type of animals. I got a hippo, mouse, and pig. I still have them on my dresser. I saw a monster one at an antique store for $3,000. Before I saw the price tag I wanted to get it to add to my collection. My husband suggested I sell mine. I told him they are a great childhood memory and they will not be sold. Thanks for the wonderful memory of those long highway trips.
Michael Womick from St Cloud wrote on January 24, 2022
Hi, when I was a young boy we moved to Florida. When we would take long road trips out of the state and region, we always new we were getting close to home when we saw the Stuckey's Billboards and stop in Georgia. (fast forward) I believe in comeback stories and I identify with it, and Stuckey's is a great American comeback story.
Hi, when I was a young boy we moved to Florida. When we would take long road trips out of the state and region, we always new we were getting close to home when we saw the Stuckey's Billboards and stop in Georgia. (fast forward) I believe in comeback stories and I identify with it, and Stuckey's is a great American comeback story.
N. Goodwin from St Louis MO wrote on January 20, 2022
My father, Felton Goodwin, worked at the first Stuckey store in Eastman GA in the 1960s.
My father, Felton Goodwin, worked at the first Stuckey store in Eastman GA in the 1960s.
Derek J Holak from Spring wrote on January 20, 2022
Oh the memories I have about stopping at a Stuckeys on a long road trip with my parents as a kid! I made sure to look for that iconic billboard on the highway. Stuckeys is a part of Americana and rightly so. I'm not sure what it was about stopping at one, but it was so cool! Of course, everyone remembers the pecan logs but I remember my mom buying me a souvenir or two from a Stuckeys one time. It was a small can that had a picture of cows on the side. Whenever you flipped the can over, it would made the sound of a cow mooing. Another fond memory was my mom buying me Mexican jumping beans there as well. Oh how I wish I was a kid again!!! Thank you for the memories!!!
Oh the memories I have about stopping at a Stuckeys on a long road trip with my parents as a kid! I made sure to look for that iconic billboard on the highway. Stuckeys is a part of Americana and rightly so. I'm not sure what it was about stopping at one, but it was so cool! Of course, everyone remembers the pecan logs but I remember my mom buying me a souvenir or two from a Stuckeys one time. It was a small can that had a picture of cows on the side. Whenever you flipped the can over, it would made the sound of a cow mooing. Another fond memory was my mom buying me Mexican jumping beans there as well. Oh how I wish I was a kid again!!!
Thank you for the memories!!!
Lance from Fort Worth TX wrote on January 9, 2022
Riding with my mom and sister is a fake wood-paneled Country Squire station wagon, my sister and I in those unsafe-as-heck fold-up seats that face each other in the back. Trips were from Texas to California in 1972 (Grand Canyon, Disneyland, Carlsbad Caverns) and a bunch up to Wisconsin and back to visit my mom’s parents. We would stop at Stuckey's and get pecan logs, travel bingo games, candy cigarettes, and those sheets of colorful candy dots stuck on paper. Oh, and the wax “soda bottle” candies. Wherever that Country Squire is today, I bet there are still bits of those candies stuck all over the ruined carpet in those seat wells!
Riding with my mom and sister is a fake wood-paneled Country Squire station wagon, my sister and I in those unsafe-as-heck fold-up seats that face each other in the back. Trips were from Texas to California in 1972 (Grand Canyon, Disneyland, Carlsbad Caverns) and a bunch up to Wisconsin and back to visit my mom’s parents. We would stop at Stuckey's and get pecan logs, travel bingo games, candy cigarettes, and those sheets of colorful candy dots stuck on paper. Oh, and the wax “soda bottle” candies. Wherever that Country Squire is today, I bet there are still bits of those candies stuck all over the ruined carpet in those seat wells!