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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

ALASKA


We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2018 calendar year at 42,223 small, local restaurants across the United States, including Alaska. 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 Alaska

Alaska is the 11th-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 14% more in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Alaska brought in $1,451 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 52 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $28.03 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,451 52 $28.17
National Rank: 11 National Rank: 6 National Rank: 25

 

How much do local restaurants in Alaska make each week?

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the Last Frontier, with 50% of all revenue coming in between Friday and Sunday.

Friday was the biggest day of the week, accounting for 18% of all local restaurant revenue. Monday was the lowest performing day of the week, accounting for 12% of all revenue.

 

Friday was also the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Alaska restaurants processing an average of 59 transactions per day.

Alaskans open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays, spending $33.43 per ticket on average. Which is 19% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

Restaurants in Alaska 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 Alaska restaurants

Summertime was big for restaurants in Alaska, with all five top days coming in big weekends throughout the season.

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Alaska 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 356 -45% 49% $1,435 -1% 43 -16% $33.06 17%
Super Bowl Sunday 323 -33% 74% $1,163 -20% 36 -30% $32.30 15%
Valentine's Day 222 -10% 85% $1,352 -7% 50 -2% $26.91 -4%
President's Day 320 -32% 79% $1,093 -25% 46 -11% $23.71 -16%
St. Patrick's Day 93 19% 90% $1,677 16% 53 2% $31.79 13%
Saturday before Easter 99 17% 90% $1,652 14% 54 4% $30.80 9%
Easter Sunday 304 -26% 70% $1,353 -7% 41 -20% $32.99 17%
Cinco de Mayo 16 47% 92% $2,025 39% 60 17% $33.62 19%
Day before Mother's Day 39 34% 92% $1,850 27% 56 8% $33.12 18%
Mother's Day 57 29% 82% $2,023 39% 55 7% $36.67 30%
Memorial Day 282 -21% 67% $1,494 3% 49 -5% $30.63 9%
Day before Father's Day 27 40% 93% $1,904 31% 59 15% $32.19 14%
Father's Day 34 35% 86% $2,011 38% 56 8% $35.99 28%
4th of July 253 -16% 67% $1,598 10% 49 -4% $32.36 15%
Labor Day 215 -9% 70% $1,668 15% 54 5% $30.95 10%
Halloween 279 -20% 90% $1,129 -22% 46 -11% $24.62 -13%
Veteran's Day 238 -13% 77% $1,430 -2% 42 -19% $34.34 22%
Thanksgiving 364 -71% 42% $884 -39% 30 -43% $29.89 6%
Black Friday 330 -35% 76% $1,095 -25% 35 -31% $30.98 10%
Saturday before Christmas 119 14% 86% $1,692 16% 42 -18% $40.08 42%
Christmas Eve 358 -46% 74% $933 -36% 29 -44% $32.07 14%
Christmas Day 365 -80% 21% $1,259 -13% 42 -19% $30.29 8%
New Year's Eve 322 -32% 71% $1,219 -16% 40 -22% $30.45 8%

Methodology

Womply analyzed daily revenue for 42,223 restaurants in all 50 states, including Alaska, 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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