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Arctic Circle


Arctic Circle is a fast food restaurant franchise found in the western half of the United States. With the slogan “where the good stuff is”, Arctic Circle has a signature menu that includes Black Angus hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and, most notably, halibut dishes. Sides of French fries (served with the popular Arctic Circle Original Fry Sauce), onion rings, tater tots, and salads (taco, grilled southwest chicken, crispy chicken, and grilled chicken) compliment the main dishes. Kids’ meals and frozen treats like shakes and sundaes are available, as well.

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Facts & Figures

Franchise fee


Franchisees (and the store manager if a different person) will train at an existing Arctic Circle location for five weeks. During this training, franchisees will learn about restaurant procedures, bookkeeping practices, advertising successes, corporate policies, as well as how to manage a staff. Franchisees will also receive assistance in securing a location for the restaurant; franchisees have the option of leasing land or a building or buying a site outright.

Arctic Circle Franchise Opportunities - History

Founded in 1950, Arctic Circle started as a single restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah with a limited menu, over time growing to a chain with 73 restaurants in seven states, the majority of which are franchised.

Arctic Circle Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Arctic Circle

Franchise Income

Arctic Circle has a franchise fee of $25,000 for a 15-year renewable agreement. Franchisees must pay a royalty fee of 3% on all sales, plus an additional 3.5% to be applied toward marketing efforts. To learn specific figures for the anticipated total initial investment and the net worth requirements for franchisees, contact Arctic Circle’s headquarters.

Arctic Circle Business Opportunities: Other Information

Currently, Arctic Circle can be found in Utah, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada. However, Arctic Circle is open to franchising opportunities in other states except for California, New York, Florida, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Hawaii, Rhode Island, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Nebraska.

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