Royse's Hamburgers, Shakes and More. Serving Butte Montana since 1971. Hot, fresh food cooked to order. Home of the original "fry sauce".

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Royse's Hamburgers, Shakes and More

  • Hot, Fresh Food Cooked to Order

  • Thick Shakes in 30 Flavors

  • Free Drink Refills

  • Free Courtesy Cone with Purchase


The Royse's History



It was Labor Day 1971 when Bud and Donna Royse came to Butte from Corvallis, Oregon.  Bud quit his driver salesman job with Gamble-Robinson he had held for 14 years.  They sold their house, camper, insurance policy, and took the kids' savings - everything they had and came to Butte.  With their four children, Judy, Nancy, Doug and Dan they started a new, exciting chapter in their lives. 

The Arctic Circle should have been almost ready when they arrived, but they found out when they drove to the location the only part of the building that was finished was the foundation!  This was all due to a famous Butte strike of the Carpenters Union.  So the family anxiously waited for the building to be finished so they could open their new restaurant.  Well, finally on November 5, 1971 the Arctic Circle opened in Butte.  Bud and Donna worked tirelessly seven days a week.  They were open from 11 to 11 with midnight closing on Friday and Saturday.  But the time spent at the restaurant went far beyond those hours.  There was prep work, ordering supplies, schedules, and of course cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning!  The Arctic Circle has a famous reputation for its cleanliness.  Something Bud and Donna knew was very important in this business.  This quality has been instilled in their children, two of whom help run the restaurant today, Nancy and Dan.

In the beginning of 2008 the Royse's are starting a new chapter in their business.  The restaurant known for 36 years as the Arctic Circle will now be known as Royse's Hamburgers & More.  The same great people doing what they do best, taking care of our customers and doing it in a fashion that was created by two people who really know the meaning of hard work.

On September 24, 2008, Dan and his wife Tracy purchased the business from Bud and Donna.  On September 16, 2010 Dan was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  He still worked as much as he could through his disease.  His chemotherapy would make him very sick for several days at a time, but as soon as he was feeling better he would be right back at work.  Dan lost his battle with cancer on July 7, 2012.  He was a truly amazing man, showing everyone how strong he was when faced with a terminal illness.  Dan will always be watching over us and he will never be forgotten.  Tracy continues to run the business with help from all of the family.

Our goal at Royse's Hamburgers and More is to carry on what Bud and Donna started in 1971, and continue to make them proud by doing things the way they have been for so many years.

Thank you, Bud and Donna, you set a great example for us to follow!


Call and Place Your Order Today!  -  (406)  782 - 1971


Located at 2340 Harrison Avenue, Butte, MT.   59701


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