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Arctic Circle Restaurants Names Christensen President

Kasey Christensen was promoted to president of Arctic Circle, a restaurant chain with locations in the western U.S. He served as Arctic Circle’s COO since 2015. In 2016, Christensen introduced Arctic Circle’s charitable giving structure known as Arctic Cares.

Christensen joined Arctic Circle’s corporate team in 1994 and progressed into roles of product development, national ServSafe instructor, national training director and vice president of purchasing.

His relationship with the chain, though, dates back to Christensen’s childhood. His parents opened an Arctic Circle in Soda Springs, Idaho in 1971, where he started as a young boy, peeling and cutting potatoes for french fries every morning and picking up trash from the parking lot. His family still owns and operates this location. Christensen’s professional background includes serving as an Arctic Circle franchisee as well as a loan officer.

Arctic Circle has 70 restaurants systemwide spanning 7 states: Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Wyoming and Arizona.