If you took road trips back in the day, you may remember stopping at Stuckey’s convenience store for one of its famous pecan logs. The family-owned company started as a roadside pecan stand in Eastman, Georgia, in 1937. It now has 65 locations, more than 200 retailers, distribution center in Eastman and a pecan and candy plant.
Stuckey’s employs 90 people and has announced plans to invest $5 million to expand its facility and headquarters in Wrens in Jefferson County, creating 60 new jobs. CEO Stephanie Stuckey says they also plan to revive the original pecan shed as a tourist attraction.
– Jan Schroder, The Georgia 100