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Buc-ee the Beaver Is Svelte Now, and We Have ThoughtsFast-food mascots come in every shape and size, but personally, I like to see ’em with a little girth. Big Boy’s belly isn’t just his body type—it is proof to road-weary travelers that the burger he hawks is worth eating in large quantities. Ronald McDonald is unfortunately quite ectomorphic, but by his side is Grimace, whose portly pear shape signals to all that at least one guy on the team gets high on his own supply. For more than forty years, Texas’s most famous fast-food mascot, Buc-ee the beaver, was a beefy guy. He welcomed us into his fabulous restrooms with a beaming, buck-toothed grin and a midsection you just wanted to wrap your arms around. He seemed soft, even as the bronze statue out front…

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