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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

ARIZONA


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

Arizona is the 14th-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 8% more in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Arizona brought in $1,370 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 53 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $25.63 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,370 54 $25.58
National Rank: 14 National Rank: 4 National Rank: 35

 

How much do local restaurants in Arizona make each week?

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the Grand Canyon State, with 53% of all revenue coming in between Friday and Sunday.

Saturday was the biggest day of the week, accounting for 19% of all local restaurant revenue. Monday was the lowest performing day of the week, accounting for 11% of all revenue.

 

Friday was the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Arizona restaurants processing an average of 63 transactions per day.

Arizonans open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays, spending $28.83 per ticket on average. Which is 12% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

Restaurants in Arizona 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 Arizona restaurants

St. Patrick's Day was the biggest day of the year for restaurants in Arizona. March proved to be a big month in the state, claiming three of the top five days overall. Mother's Day weekend proved to also be extremely popular in Arizona.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

3/17/18

St. Patrick's Day

3/24/18

5/13/18

Mother's Day

5/12/18

Day before Mother's Day

3/9/18

Saturday Saturday Sunday Saturday Friday

 

Arizona 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 353 -34% 51% $1,569 14% 55 2% $28.64 12%
Super Bowl Sunday 214 -11% 73% $1,480 8% 53 -1% $27.86 9%
Valentine's Day 93 21% 89% $1,644 19% 57 7% $28.69 12%
President's Day 286 -21% 81% $1,179 -14% 48 -10% $24.43 -4%
St. Patrick's Day 1 52% 92% $1,998 45% 68 26% $29.58 16%
Saturday before Easter 15 41% 91% $1,862 35% 64 19% $29.12 14%
Easter Sunday 259 -17% 63% $1,593 16% 53 -1% $29.93 17%
Cinco de Mayo 17 40% 94% $1,790 30% 64 19% $27.94 9%
Day before Mother's Day 4 48% 97% $1,841 34% 61 14% $30.01 17%
Mother's Day 3 48% 85% $2,102 53% 60 12% $35.03 37%
Memorial Day 256 -17% 78% $1,290 -6% 48 -11% $26.84 5%
Day before Father's Day 33 36% 97% $1,700 24% 59 10% $28.86 13%
Father's Day 57 30% 85% $1,854 35% 58 8% $31.92 25%
4th of July 351 -33% 69% $1,170 -15% 46 -15% $25.71 0%
Labor Day 270 -20% 72% $1,357 -1% 51 -5% $26.49 4%
Halloween 262 -18% 87% $1,141 -17% 49 -9% $23.34 -9%
Veteran's Day 139 7% 76% $1,699 24% 60 11% $28.38 11%
Thanksgiving 364 -63% 39% $1,155 -16% 39 -28% $29.94 17%
Black Friday 147 5% 76% $1,673 22% 52 -4% $32.28 26%
Saturday before Christmas 111 17% 84% $1,681 22% 56 3% $30.27 18%
Christmas Eve 361 -40% 64% $1,131 -18% 36 -34% $31.67 24%
Christmas Day 365 -74% 23% $1,358 -1% 38 -29% $35.62 39%
New Year's Eve 196 -8% 74% $1,497 9% 48 -11% $31.42 23%

Methodology

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