I moved to stuckeys (Tipton, Iowa) in 1970 i was only 7. My dad was the manager and Stuckeys was first making its move up into the northern states. We lived there until i was 18 at which time "old man Stuckey" (he was a very smart and compassionate man) had passed away and the company was being sold out that we moved out as the store was shutting down. I have so many memories of Stuckeys that i wouldnt even know where to begin. Stuckeys had become my life. It was even my first job at the age of 14. We use to stop at every Stuckeys when we were on vacation trips. I even remember sometimes going to other stores with my dad so he could manage the store while they found new managers I will never forget this wonderful place and all that Stuckeys meant to me and my family. And those pecan rolls. Oh my so amazing!
In the 60's my brother and I would play a game with road signs and put a finger in the middle of the front seat whenever we would see a Stuckey's sign!! We would drive up and down the highways with my father and his maps no GPS!!!!!!
When we lived in Illinois, we would take trips home to Wisconsin we always stopped at Stuckey's and I always got a pecan roll, they are still my favorite candy bar.
When we would travel from the Columbus Ohio area to visit my mom's relatives in New Mexico, we would always stop at a Stuckey's off I-70 in Altamont IL. I always liked that place. I've visited as both a child and an adult. I wish it was still there.
I remember the road trips to Florida when I was younger, and seeing and visiting the Stuckeys. I can't wait to go there now with my daughter and pass this experience on. I will also make her count the Stuckey's roadside signs like I used to do.
When i was just a kid our father got a job transfer with the United States Navy. They paid for us to move from San Diego to Memphis Tennessee. We made it into a little vacation Stopping to see several sites including the grand canyon. A little closer to Tennessee we started stopping at Stuckeys for breakfast after we left our hotel in the morning to set off on the road again, I remember the food being delicious and the service very friendly. I would recomend anyone to stop in for a meal.
My Father has a great deal of family in Florida, and we lived in Ypsilani, MI. We used to take US 23 to I-75 then to Florida. I remember Stuckey's being ubiquitous all the way down. Mom especially loved the pecan logs and pralines. I once bought my first "Black Velvet" painting at one in Ohio...it was of Alice Cooper! I loved your storesAll through the '60's, '70s and '80s...There used to be a Stuckey's near Jackson, MI but it has been gone since the early '90s....Miss you folks!
"With the last name of Stuckey you can be sure during every childhood vacation our father ""religiously"" stopped at every Stuckey's along the highways we traveled! I still have one of the kids ""indian beaded"" belts that spells out Stuckey's, I got when I was about 8 years old. The pecan logs were my favorite. My dad used to fill up on the divinity. We also used to get a hamburger and coka cola, if we had been good during the long drives.
Those were the days!"
"No big story here. But I have been to so many Stucey's in my life, and they were always a place to forward to while on Old Route 66.
Stuckey's is Americana."
After we moved from Texas to Calif in the early 60s we would come back to Texas every year. When Larry, my baby brother came along and got to be about 3 or 4 he recognized the Stuckeys signs pretty quick and would cry when we passed the stores. So my Mom would see the signs as we drove and call my name. That was my clue to get my brother into the floorboard until we passed the sign. Of course the closer we got the more signs there was and little brother spent a lot of time in the floorboard until we had passed the Stuckeys. Then he was good until the next one. But when we got to stop, it was awesome. Burger, fries and a chocolate milk shake. Later after Stuckeys started disappearing, I would still travel and occasionally run into a Stuckeys. I would always stop and by Mom some Pecan Patties and log roll. Her eyes lit up when I gave them to her. I miss my Mom and whenever I pass a Stuckeys I think of her. Thanks for the memories and hope you make a comeback so someone 40 years from now can look back on some pleasant memories.
I remember Stuckey's as my favorite restaurant to stop at on our way to visit relatives out of state. I remember the good food, scrumptious pecan logs and fascinating souveniers and gifts. I also remember though I don't see in other comments is that there was a glassed in bee hive in the middle of the Stuckey's where honey bees could be observed. Great childhood memories.
I was only able to go to the Stuckey's in Vacaville California one time and then it was gone. I miss it terribly every time I drive by where it was. Somebody must have lost a lot of money building it for that short of time. If I was rich I'd reopen Stuckey's all over the country
The store in George, Wa. was the only place for decades where you could buy green peanuts in brine. Now the store is gone and I have to go online to find them..............tasty!
I grew up a Stuckeys brat! My parents got sent from store to store to fix them back up after bad managers and then would move on to the next store. My parents ran them in North Carolina, Missouri, Indiana, Texas, Ok, Kansas, Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. They ran them from the early 80’s until about 2008. It was hard always moving around as a kid but there was always Ice Cream and snacks at our destination! Spoiled brats we was.
In 1969 and again in 1973 -2 parents , 1 dog , and 6 kids left long island and drove across America without a/c or video games – we visited all of the 48 lower states over those 2 trips .Stuckeys was a beacon of light during those long drives. I think we stopped at everyone we passed..So many good memories of simpler times.
Hi Folks, I remembered Stuckeys as a kid (45 yrs ago) and my parents stopped there and bought us kids a board game for the road. Now, 50 years later, my hubby and I stopped in to their delightful little restaurant off Route 66 /I-44 in Doolittle,Missouri . I had the delicious smoked pulled pork with homemade potato chips!! Absolutely wonderful !!! Hubby had their fried pork tenderloin sandwich with the potato chips ...was delicious!! We also shopped at their little store /gas station where I bought some delicious fudge (peanut butter, chocolate, and some toffee), and some Route 66 T-shirts. Great lil store !! Although they didn’t have the board game, I mentioned it to a manager. Great food. Great store. Plus a WINE OUTLET ! What more could a girl ask for !!??!! Great experience!! Thanks Stuckeys !! ❤️