When I was a kid, we would go on vacation once a year. Every year, we would stop at a Stuckey's and buy a souvenir. Mom would always buy a paddle with the cute sayings on them because she would wear them out on our behinds the rest of the year.
The bees! Who could forget the bee hive in the gift shop. I would run to it every time we stopped there. You could watch the bees build their combs inside. It was thrillling!
So glad you are bringing back Stuckey’s! First memory goes back to my parents and my brother and I driving to Florida in 1961 all the way from Dayton, Ohio. It seems like we usually visited two or three Stuckey’s on the way down and on the way home. The pralines and the pecan log rolls were the best! But I also remember getting rock candy on a stick. We would also pick up state related souvenirs from the stocks too!
My first job when I was 16 was working at the Stuckeys at the Como exit on interstate 55. I was a short order cook. I cooked hamburgers, chicken hot dogs and lots of milk shakes. I made the ham salad and pimento cheese sandwiches. I really learned how to work hard Polly Bagwell was the manager
When I was a 10 year in the 70’s my family would travel from Miami Fla to Scranton Pa to visit my grandma. My dad would stop at Stuckey’s locations along the 2 day drive and I would always ask for (2) pecan rolls! It was a pure delight and my Dad would buy the Praline candy, which my 3 sisters would devour and gain increased energy during the drive North! Thank you Stuckey’s for a memory that I cherish and continue to relish, your candy is the best quality in the World!!
My sister and I were obsessed with Stuckey's when we were little. We loved the pralines and the souvenirs. We lived in Texas and always pestered my mother to stop at Stuckey's when we drove from Austin to Dallas to see my grandmother . And she always did.
On the road from Kansas to Florida. Dad and my mom and three brothers packed into a Chrysler town car station wagon. Came across a Stuckey and bought a lot of junk food and one of my brothers ate so many snacks he through up in the back seat. We were young and in Elementary school. But loved Stuckeys and sorry have not seen one in awhile. Good luck to u in the future. Rick from texas
Ah, my lovely Aunt Mary!
She, like my mother, was born in the 1920's but unlike mother, she married my mother's brother who, during WWII was in the Army Air Corp. When they married, they traveled over the world and had three children, one of them my favorite cousin Linda.
When my sons and Linda's children were small and we were going to Texas to see them, (we lived in Georgia) I talked to Aunt Mary about what she might want from my area of the country and she had two requests.
One, because they couldn't get them in Texas, was Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Now, this was in early 1980,81. But more than that, she wanted the Stuckeys cinnamon pecans in the tin can.
She and I both loved them, so I made sure we stopped at Stuckey's and got oh, a half a dozen cans of the pecans, a few log rolls and other delishishnish!! (that's what we called it).
We arrived around 2300 hrs, hungry, tired, with two tired little boys. Once everyone was settled and bedded down, , Aunt Mary and I sat back, put our feet up and popped open the pecans - a can for me, a can for her, and the other cans well hidden.
It's something she asked for on each trip we took to Texas, and when she and her two sisters in law came to see my mother and all of us in Georgia some 15 years later, she made absolutely sure that she secretly gave me at least two cans of the pecans. Oh, to this day, to me - and to my Aunt Mary who is now in heaven with my uncle, Aunt Mary and I agreed that those pecans were exactly a lovely taste of Heaven.
Thank you, Stuckey's, for making such "delishishnish!!" I'll never forget the love they brought as I learned to love Aunt Mary as my friend while we nibbled (or gobbled) on those fantastic pecans!
As a young Ladd in early seventies was a treat for a weekend road trip to Roanoke Virginia and shopping at Stuckeys. The nut logs were so good. We’d load up in the station wagon singing to the radio. Spending hours at Lakeside amusement park. Returning home in Bluefield West Virginia we stop again for treats and beverages. Always filling that fuel tank each way. Wow ... Beach Boy music... Carpenters ... sweet treats to stay awake..
Thank you for those days...🙏😇
Family road trips always had a stop at a Stuckey...well unless we were being bad. Loved all the candy!
When I was a kid we drove everywhere. We almost always stopped at Stuckey’s. It’s a forever memory. Couldn’t wait to hit the gift shop!
Great to see you on the comeback!!
Loved all the items! Great vibes, left with a summer dress, cowgirl hat, sunglasses and a t-shirt!
My greatest memory of Stuckey‘s, was when we stopped for our morning breakfast when we drove down south to Florida for vacation every year,. Who can forget the delicious two eggs, toast and jelly for $.99 breakfast!,
They were some of my favorite stops for breakfast, I could not wait to get our famous vacation breakfast at Stuckey‘s every year!
I used to love going around the gift shop and getting the famous candies and pecan rolls. These were some one of my greatest memories as a child.
Bought a bag of Stuckey's toasted, honey roasted pecans from Ingles in Clayton, Georgia yesterday.
They are very tasty as expected. Good to see Stuckey's products are being distributed widely.
My parents managed the Stuckey’s in Eagle, Michigan when I was a child! It was one of the best times of my life. The store provided a much needed community gathering area for the small village. From the town getting together to have breakfast to the teens having a place to gather for lunch! It provided jobs for the locals and many friends now have great memories of Stuckey’s being their first job. Thank you for a great memories!
My sister went to college in Columbia, Mo.
My mom and I used to fly in/out of KC and rent a car to go visit. Growing up on the beach in CA, this was a different and fun experience for me.
We would have to wake up at the crack of dawn ( really, the middle of the night) to drive to KC to catch our plane back to CA.
Stuckeys on I 70 was always a reliable stop
For an early morning hamburger and fries.
So many yrs ago ( I took my kids back to that Stuckeys when we were passing through one time), but my mom ( now well into her 80’s) and I still get the biggest laugh at our Stuckeys adventures.
It’s an Icon to a lot of people. 💕
Whenever we stopped at Stuckey’s, my parents or grandparents would buy Mexican jumping beans for me and my siblings! We loved it!!
Every Sunday, my dad and I would drive to Stuckeys at the Interstate 40, exit 126. It was the nearest place to buy a Sunday newspaper. I couldn't wait to check out the S.S. Adams spinning rack to see if they had something new! I have been a professional magician and comedian for over 30 years, and I may have purchased my first magic trick from that rack.
I remember Stuckeys as a kid going from Boston to Florida in the early 1960s to the 1970s traveling down US 301 always stopped at Stuckeys so much fun in my youth
I remember like it was yesterday. But, it was 57 years ago. That was the day I lost my virginity to Mearle in the mens room at a Stucky’s. I’ll never forget, and will always have fond memories of your stores