The State of Local Restaurants - Wisconsin

THE STATE OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS 2018

Wisconsin


 

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 Wisconsin
Wisconsin is the 43rd-ranked state for restaurant revenues in the United States. Compared to national trends, restaurants in The Badger State experience slightly different weekly and monthly seasonality, as well as different top days. For restaurants in Wisconsin, the average weekends is king, outpacing even the most prominent events and holidays.

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 WISCONSIN RESTAURANTS

Restaurants in Wisconsin rank 48th for the average number of transactions each day. Their average ticket size ranks 30th. Wisconsin ranks 43rd for average daily revenues.

Transactions Ticket Size Sales Revenue
31 $32 $1,000
National Rank: 48 National Rank: 30 National Rank: 43

 

 

WISCONSIN WEEKDAYS COMPARED TO WEEKENDS

Like most states, restaurants in Wisconsin see more revenue, more transactions, and higher average ticket sizes on the weekend.

 

WISCONSIN’S AVERAGE WEEK

Here we see a day-by-day look at the average daily sales revenue in Wisconsin compared to the national averages. Wisconsin restaurants follow the same general trend, with an exception on Friday and Saturday, which are significantly higher than most states, as well as Monday, which is significantly lower than the average.

 

 

THE AVERAGE YEAR FOR WISCONSIN RESTAURANTS

On a national level, monthly sales revenues only have a subtle variation from month to month. While Wisconsin may have a slower-than-average start to the year, they make up for it during the summer.

 

 

TOP 5 DAYS FOR WISCONSIN RESTAURANTS

Here are the top revenue-generating days for restaurants in Wisconsin. Not surprising, their #1 day is the same as most states (Mother’s Day), but after that, their best days have more to do with falling on weekends than special events or holidays.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5
MAY 14Mother’s Day MAR 4 MAY 20 JUL 21 AUG 4
SUNDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY

 

WISCONSIN 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
Super Bowl 262 $727 -27.28% 25 -19.26% $29.02 -7.89%
Valentines Day 139 $1,036 3.67% 31 1.42% $32.94 4.53%
St. Patrick’s 85 $1,424 42.40% 44 42.23% $32.26 2.39%
Cinco De Mayo 62 $1,473 47.39% 44 43.18% $33.17 5.28%
Mother’s Day 1 $1,811 81.16% 40 28.09% $45.58 44.64%
Father’s Day 73 $1,454 45.41% 38 21.02% $38.72 22.88%
July 4th 275 $698 -30.17% 22 -29.14% $31.76 0.79%
Day before T-giving 126 $1,069 6.92% 33 6.86% $32.24 2.32%
Thanksgiving 243 $768 -23.14% 14 -54.87% $54.87 74.15%
Christmas Eve 293 $673 -32.67% 17 -46.73% $40.73 29.27%
Christmas 354 $500 -49.96% 11 -64.41% $45.31 43.78%
New Year’s Eve 29 $1,573 57.30% 37 17.91% $42.99 36.43%

 

Methodology
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.

About Womply
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