THE STATE OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS 2018
We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2017 calendar year at 26,000 small, independent restaurants across America. The result is a comprehensive look at when restaurants earn the most money, when they seat the most guests, and which states make the most dough from patrons who #eatlocal.
What we learned about Arizona
Restaurants in Arizona typically follow national trends when it comes to daily revenues, average ticket sizes, and the number of transactions per day. However, restaurants in The Grand Canyon state do particularly well during winter and early spring and experience a higher degree of sales consistency throughout the year than most states.
Understanding this report
To understand the average day for restaurants in America, we took a multidimensional look at their performance. We specifically looked at:
- Transactions: How many individual payments restaurants process.
- Ticket Size: How much patrons spend on average per transaction.
- Daily Sales Revenue: How much revenue restaurants make per day.
THE AVERAGE DAY FOR ARIZONA RESTAURANTS
Restaurants in Arizona rank 13th for the average number of transactions each day, 32nd for average ticket size, and 16th for average daily revenues. All told, this makes The Grand Canyon State the 18th-ranked state overall for restaurants.
|Transactions||Ticket Size||Sales Revenue|
|National Rank: 13||National Rank: 32||National Rank: 16|
ARIZONA WEEKDAYS COMPARED TO WEEKENDS
Like most states, restaurants in Arizona see more revenue, more transactions, and higher average ticket sizes on the weekend.
ARIZONA’S AVERAGE WEEK
Here we see a day-by-day look at the average daily sales revenue in Arizona compared to the national averages. Arizona is almost perfectly in line with national averages, with just a slightly below average boost from weekend sales.
THE AVERAGE YEAR FOR ARIZONA RESTAURANTS
On a national level, sales revenues only have a subtle variation from month to month. That holds true for Arizona, as well, with one big outlier in March.
TOP 5 DAYS FOR ARIZONA RESTAURANTS
Unlike most states, where Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and the week before Christmas typically top the list, restaurants in Arizona do better during the start of spring. Arizona’s top 5 days are five Saturdays nearly in a row around the time of Spring Break and the Major League Baseball spring training season.
|FEB 25||MAR 25||MAR 11||MAR 4||APR 1|
ARIZONA RESTAURANTS ON PROMINENT DAYS
Restaurants put a lot of focus and work into big events and holidays, but how do the most prominent days rank compared to the rest of the year and the average day?
|Day||Rank/365||Daily Sales||Change in sales||Number of transactions||Change in Transaction Volume||Avg transaction size||Change in Average Ticket|
|Cinco De Mayo||42||$2,265||34.30%||71||33.59%||$31.85||1.17%|
|Day before T-giving||119||$1,889||12.00%||58||8.18%||$32.80||4.19%|
|New Year’s Eve||95||$2,034||20.61%||49||-8.68%||$41.85||32.93%|
Womply analyzed daily revenue for 25,893 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for all 365 days of the 2017 calendar year. Restaurants were only qualified for the analysis if Womply had a full year of transaction history and the business recorded multiple transactions per day, on average. Category and overall state rankings are based on a composite score of each state’s transactions, average ticket sizes, and overall daily revenue.
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