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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.
We would love to hear your most fond memories from yesterday or today, and we know others would love to share in your experiences as well. Please take a moment or two and post your comments in our guestbook.
My first real job was in 1977 at Stuckey’s pumping gas. George McFarland aka Spanky from Our Gang came in and tipped me a silver dollar. I still have it to this day. I think the biggest reason I took the job was for Pecan Log Rolls.
My Grandma Margarete and Grandpa Jim Talley used to manage the Stuckey's in Hattiesburg, MS, back in the 80's. They lived in the attached home and I spent a whole summer there with them. I remember meeting Jerry Clower one day. He came in to eat and change clothes for a stand up show he was on his way to perform. I have so many amazing memories of that place. Every night my grandpa and I would have a buttered pecan ice cream cone. They let me run the register for the gift side of the store. Customers used to get a kick out of the fact I was only 9. One of my favorite things was using the pricing gun to tag all the goods!
Growing up, my parents loved going to Las Vegas. My sister and I were never excited about going but we looked forward to the drive from Orange, Ca to Las Vegas. If we were good, my dad promised to stop at Stuckey’s for a pic an roll and a date shake. If we were really good he would stop a second time. I can still taste those delicious date shakes.
Many road trips in the 50’s & 60’s, most of the Michigan where I grew up, always Stuckey’s along the way. Loved stopping there. My parents buy the best peanut brittle candy plus gifts and car travel games. So many good childhood Stuckey’s memories. I remember the bill boards, the buildings, the inside and the smell of small wood boxes. Thanks for the memories Stuckey’s and miss seeing Stuckeys on road trips. 😃
In the late 60’s and through the 70’s we would drive the NYS Thruway from Syracuse, NY, where my grandparents lived, back to our home in Hudson, OH. A stop at the Stuckey’s in Harborcreek, PA was MANDATORY, mostly to buy a pecan log for each of us kids, as well as to use the facilities and get gas. Those happy memories of family road trips, with sweet treats on the way, will never be forgotten. Thanks, Stuckey’s, for being part of my formative years.
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 😃
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.
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?
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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 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
Still miss those delicious Sugar and Spiced pecans made with sugar, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Are they discontinued permanently?
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!!
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.
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:)
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!
… 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.