Arctic Circle, a Utah-born food and frozen treat hotspot for more than 70 years is turning a new page with the restaurant chain’s first-ever double drive-thru concept. The newest of Arctic Circle’s 70-plus locations, in Bluffdale, will employ 40 workers and will feature a first for the chain, a double drive-thru, which will help facilitate a faster to-go experience for hungry customers in one of the fastest-growing areas in Utah. The location also will have indoor seating for 42 customers.
“In the day and age of limited contact, touch-free service, and social distancing, creating the best possible drive-thru experience for our customers has never been more important to Arctic Circle and our employees,” Arctic Circle’s VP of Marketing Joe Evans states. “This new location in Bluffdale could very well set the benchmark for Arctic Circle’s future as we continue to place new restaurants around the Intermountain West.”
Established first as a ‘tiny little refreshment stand’ at a Pioneer Day celebration in Salt Lake City in 1924 by Don Carlos Edwards, Arctic Circle has since grown into one of the most recognizable family-friendly fast-food restaurants – not only in Utah, but also in Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Wyoming as well.
The originators of the now-regionally beloved condiment, Fry Sauce, Arctic Circle has also made its name for menu items like 100 percent real Alaska Halibut, Black Angus hamburgers, and a wide selection of Above the Rim shakes, sundaes, and frozen treats.