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 Idaho
Idaho is the 45th-ranked state for restaurant revenues in the United States. Restaurants in The Gem State had a very different annual seasonality than most states last year. Their top days of the year surrounded the 2017 Solar Eclipse—a one-time event.
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 IDAHO RESTAURANTS
Restaurants in Idaho rank 28th for the average number of transactions each day. Their average ticket size is ranks dead last. Idaho is the 44th-ranked state for average daily revenues. This makes The Gem State the 45th-ranked state overall for restaurants and one of the most affordable states to #eatlocal.
|Transactions||Ticket Size||Sales Revenue|
|National Rank: 28||National Rank: 51||National Rank: 44|
IDAHO WEEKDAYS COMPARED TO WEEKENDS
Like most states, restaurants in Idaho see more revenue, more transactions, and higher average ticket sizes on the weekend.
IDAHO’S AVERAGE WEEK
Here we see a day-by-day look at the average daily sales revenue in Idaho compared to the national averages. Idaho mostly follows the national trend.
THE AVERAGE YEAR FOR IDAHO RESTAURANTS
On a national level, sales revenues only have a subtle variation from month to month. That holds mostly true for Idaho, the outlier being above-average summer months.
TOP 5 DAYS FOR IDAHO RESTAURANTS
Unlike most states, where Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and the week before Christmas typically top the list, restaurants in Idaho do better on non-holidays. One day of note was the #1 day last year, August 19th which happened to be the Saturday before the “Great American Eclipse.” Idaho was one of the few states that experienced a total eclipse and received a large number of tourists for the weekend.
|AUG 19||OCT 28||MAR 4||FEB 25||JUN 10|
IDAHO 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||8||$1,477||51.39%||61||51.95%||$24.02||0.27%|
|Day before T-giving||138||$1,025||5.02%||43||7.11%||$23.64||-1.32%|
|New Year’s Eve||114||$1,102||12.94%||35||-12.39%||$31.09||29.75%|
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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