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 Georgia
Restaurants in Georgia typically follow national trends when it comes to daily revenues and average ticket size, but they see far more customers every day than average. Aside from that, Georgia keeps almost perfectly in line with national trends in terms of daily and monthly seasonality.
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 GEORGIA RESTAURANTS
Restaurants in Georgia rank 6th for the average number of transactions each day, 31st for average ticket size, and 12th for average daily revenues. All told, this makes The Peach State the 13th-ranked state for restaurants.
|Transactions||Ticket Size||Sales Revenue|
|National Rank: 6||National Rank: 31||National Rank: 12|
GEORGIA WEEKDAYS COMPARED TO WEEKENDS
Like most states, restaurants in Georgia see more revenue, more transactions, and higher average ticket sizes on the weekend.
GEORGIA’S AVERAGE WEEK
Here we see a day-by-day look at the average daily sales revenue in Georgia compared to the national averages. Georgia is perfectly in line with the national average.
THE AVERAGE YEAR FOR GEORGIA RESTAURANTS
On a national level, sales revenues only have a subtle variation from month to month. That holds true for Georgia which almost perfectly follows the national average.
TOP 5 DAYS FOR GEORGIA RESTAURANTS
Here are the top revenue-generating days for restaurants in Georgia. Four of Georgia’s top 5 days all fall on Saturdays in the timeframe where most schools and universities take Spring Break. In keeping with national trends, Mother’s Day weekend is also a big one for sales.
|MAR 18St. Patrick’s Day Weekend||MAY 13Mother’s Day Weekend||MAR 4||FEB 25||MAR 11|
GEORGIA 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 Ticket Size||Change in
|Cinco De Mayo||20||$2,563||45.19%||82||46.91%||$31.25||-0.78%|
|Day before T-giving||119||$1,892||7.21%||56||1.09%||$33.53||6.48%|
|New Year’s Eve||100||$2,178||23.38%||51||-8.94%||$42.84||36.04%|
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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