There are a ton of successful entrepreneurs in Killeen, Texas with thriving businesses. Of that number, there's a large number of successful African American Men and Women with a variety of businesses that I frequent from time to time that you may not know about.
Here's where I come in! I've put together a handy list of Black-owned businesses in Killeen - some you probably know and love, and a few that you should definitely visit some time soon.
African American Population in Killeen, Texas
Of the 153,095 people living here in Killeen Texas, 35% (or 53,000 people) are African American. According to Business Journal, Texas ranked second in BIPOC owned small businesses. BIPOC means Black Indigenous and People Of Color.
Black Owned Businesses In Killeen, Texas Bingo Card
There's even a black bingo card that Rhea Bridges created that highlights Black-owned businesses in the area and encourages you to snap a pic of a black-owned business to be added to the card.
According to KXXV, by tagging 'Rhea Bridges - Mortgage Loan Officer' on social media she'll track your pictures, you'll then be entered into a drawing to win $100.
Variety of Black Owned Businesses in Killeen, Texas
There are tons of restaurants and food trucks that are Black-owned in the Killeen and Harker Heights area.
There are also clothing stores, cleaning businesses, bakeries, construction companies...the list goes on and on.
From restaurants to cleaning services, clothing stores, and more, here are 10 Black-owned businesses in Killeen, Texas.
Here Are 10 Black Owned Business In Killeen, Texas You Should Know About
There are a ton of successful entrepreneurs in Killeen, Texas with thriving businesses. Of that number, there's a large number of successful African American Men and Women with a variety of businesses that I frequent from time to time that you may not know about. Here's where I come in!
From restaurants to cleaning services, clothing stores and more, here are 10 Black-owned businesses in Killeen, Texas.
21 Texas Town Names Outsiders Can't Pronounce
Have you ever heard someone call Killeen "Kye-lean" or Salado "Salad-oh"? That's just the tip of the Texas mispronunciation iceberg. Here are the towns and cities most folks who didn't grow up in Texas don't have a clue how to pronounce.
5 Sweet Bakeries To Check Out In Killeen, Texas
We all get a sweet tooth every now and then right?
But what do we do when it happens?
Do you go to the kitchen and bake a cake? Maybe hook up some cupcakes?
Or do you visit the grocery store or your favorite bakery?
If your choice is to visit your favorite bakery I got a few bakeries that caught my eye that you may want to check out here in the Killeen area, if there's one or two we didn't mention that you go to, by all means, let us know!
In the meantime check out these 5 bakeries in Killeen:
Wow! What I Saw When I Turned Left Inside Buc-ee's In Temple, Texas [PICS]
As the saying goes... everything's bigger in Texas.
Having said that, I've never seen a gas station with more than 50 gas pumps.
Then I visited Buc-ee's.
What is Buc-ee's?
If you don't know or have never visited the popular one-stop highway shop that has over 35 Texas locations in Texas, you need to!
You can get everything in Buc-ee's from gas, to keychains to candles to brisket to goat milk soap and everything in between.
Buc-ee's Has Expanded
According to their site
, Buc-ee's, not only has multiple locations here in Texas, they have expanded to southern states like Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.
The World's Largest Buc-ee's Coming Soon
Later this year, Buc-ee's has plans to open
"The World's Largest Buc-ee's" located in Sevierville, Tennesse. It will have 120 fuel pumps, a 250-foot car wash, and 74,000 square feet of indoor shopping.
I've Never Turned Left
In almost 7 years, I've been here in Texas, I've never turned left when I went inside a Buc-ee's.
I either walk straight to the bathroom or turn right to get water or gummy bears or chocolate almonds. (I get the same thing every time)
But yesterday, I decided to turn left and (I know I'm late) I was mesmerized!
For starters, I never had a reason to turn left.
I've visited the one in Waller County, Bastrop, and the Temple location.
Every time I've visited Buc-ee's, I've never had a reason to go "shopping" always a bathroom break and then back on the road.
So here are some of the cool things I saw when I turned left at Buc-ee's in Temple, Texas!