Arctic Circle Restaurant was founded in 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah, by Don Carlos Edwards. The original business was nothing more than a refreshment stand, which evolved into Don Carlos BBQ, to the Arctic Circle Restaurant of today.
The company operates a chain of American cuisine, fast food style restaurants. Originally beginning with one location, the company now has 28 company stores and 45 franchised operations in seven Western states in the US. Approximately 50 percent of the locations are in Utah, with the headquarters being located in Midvale, Utah.
The company is known for selling unusual food items that are not typically found at other burger chains such as fried halibut and fries, taco salads, along with unusual drinks such as fresh lime squeeze drinks and non-alcoholic lime Rickey’s.
Arctic Circle CEO Gary Roberts claims that the company was the first to introduce both kid’s meals and fry sauce to the public.