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 Louisiana
Louisiana is the 27th-ranked state for restaurants. For the most part, restaurants in Louisiana follow the national trends and averages in terms of transactions, ticket size, and revenue. Likewise, Louisiana restaurants experience a similar seasonality to the rest of the country, with the main difference being a particularly strong February and March.
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 LOUISIANA RESTAURANTS
Restaurants in Louisiana rank 20th for the average number of transactions each day, 36th for average ticket size, and 26th for average daily revenues. All told, this makes The Pelican State the 27th overall best state for restaurants.
|Transactions||Ticket Size||Sales Revenue|
|National Rank: 20||National Rank: 36||National Rank: 26|
LOUISIANA WEEKDAYS COMPARED TO WEEKENDS
Like most states, restaurants in Louisiana see more revenue, more transactions, and higher average ticket sizes on the weekend.
LOUISIANA’S AVERAGE WEEK
Here we see a day-by-day look at the average daily sales revenue in Louisiana compared to the national averages. Restaurants in Louisiana mostly follow the national trend, with subtle variations throughout the week.
THE AVERAGE YEAR FOR LOUISIANA RESTAURANTS
On a national level, sales revenues only have a subtle variation from month to month. That mostly holds true for Louisiana, the outliers being a modest boost in February and March during Mardi Gras.
TOP 5 DAYS FOR LOUISIANA RESTAURANTS
Here are the top revenue-generating days for restaurants in Louisiana. Like many states, Mother’s Day weekend and St. Patrick’s Day weekend are among the best.
|MAY 13Mother’s Day Weekend||MAR 18St. Patrick’s Day Weekend||MAR 17St. Patrick’s Day||FEB 25||DEC 22Weekend before Christmas|
LOUISIANA 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||13||$2,081||51.40%||67||47.01%||$31.19||3.43%|
|Day before T-giving||119||$1,470||6.96%||49||7.29%||$30.19||0.11%|
|New Year’s Eve||73||$1,792||30.36%||43||-5.53%||$41.79||38.58%|
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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