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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

ALABAMA


We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2018 calendar year at 42,223 small, local restaurants across the United States, including Alabama. The result is a comprehensive look at when local restaurants do the most business, when they seat the most guests, and when customers tend to spend a little extra when eating out.

What we learned about local restaurant sales in Alabama

Alabama is the 28th-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 12% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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How much do restaurants in Alabama make on an average day?

On a given day, restaurants in Alabama brought in $1,120 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 46 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $24.60 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,120 46 $24.60
National Rank: 28 National Rank: 20 National Rank: 43

 

How much do local restaurants in Alabama make each week?

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the Yellowhammer State, with 51% of all revenue coming in between Friday and Sunday.

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the Yellowhammer State, with 51% of all revenue coming in between Friday and Sunday.

 

Friday was also the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Alabama restaurants processing an average of 56 transactions per day.

Alabamians open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays, spending $28.14 per ticket on average. Which is 14% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

How much does the average restaurant in Alabama make in a year?

Restaurants in Alabama experience their biggest months during the summer, as opposed to most restaurants across the country where revenue stays mostly consistent throughout the year.

 

Top 5 days for Alabama restaurants

Springtime was big for restaurants in Alabama, with Cinco de Mayo and spring break weekends claiming most of the top days of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Cinco de Mayo

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Saturday Friday Friday Friday Friday

 

Alabama restaurants on prominent days

Restaurants look to events and holidays to generate big sales for their business. Here’s how prominent days rank compared to the average day.

  Day rank based on total sales How much did restaurants that were open make?
Day Day Rank Total rev vs avg % of restaurants open Avg rev Rev vs avg Avg txns Txns vs avg Avg ticket Ticket vs avg
New Year's Day 363 -69% 33% $864 -23% 31 -31% $27.61 12%
Super Bowl Sunday 306 -28% 59% $1,116 0% 43 -6% $26.19 6%
Valentine's Day 80 23% 86% $1,298 16% 48 4% $27.27 11%
President's Day 333 -34% 70% $855 -24% 38 -16% $22.44 -9%
St. Patrick's Day 44 43% 84% $1,541 37% 54 18% $28.63 16%
Saturday before Easter 62 35% 84% $1,451 29% 51 11% $28.70 17%
Easter Sunday 352 -45% 44% $1,126 0% 36 -20% $31.08 26%
Cinco de Mayo 1 67% 89% $1,692 51% 58 27% $29.30 19%
Day before Mother's Day 31 50% 89% $1,528 36% 49 8% $30.95 26%
Mother's Day 116 11% 62% $1,613 44% 44 -3% $36.54 49%
Memorial Day 358 -51% 49% $915 -18% 34 -25% $26.87 9%
Day before Father's Day 41 45% 90% $1,455 30% 48 5% $30.50 24%
Father's Day 187 -8% 63% $1,329 19% 43 -6% $30.94 26%
4th of July 361 -60% 34% $1,082 -4% 36 -20% $29.77 21%
Labor Day 355 -48% 45% $1,052 -6% 41 -10% $25.65 4%
Halloween 196 -9% 85% $966 -14% 43 -5% $22.34 -9%
Veteran's Day 272 -20% 59% $1,215 8% 45 0% $26.79 9%
Thanksgiving 364 -79% 20% $945 -16% 27 -41% $35.11 43%
Black Friday 231 -14% 66% $1,174 5% 40 -13% $29.49 20%
Saturday before Christmas 110 13% 76% $1,337 19% 44 -4% $30.65 25%
Christmas Eve 359 -53% 46% $930 -17% 28 -38% $33.03 34%
Christmas Day 365 -86% 11% $1,134 1% 35 -22% $32.09 30%
New Year's Eve 264 -19% 58% $1,267 13% 42 -7% $29.91 22%

Methodology

Womply analyzed daily revenue for 42,223 restaurants in all 50 states, including Alabama, as well as the District of Columbia for all 365 days of the 2018 calendar year. Restaurants were only qualified for the analysis if they qualified as small businesses, Womply had a full year of transaction history, and the business recorded multiple transactions per day, on average.

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