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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

ARKANSAS


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

Arkansas is the 42nd-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 29% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Arkansas brought in $903 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 38 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $23.94 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$903 38 $23.94
National Rank: 42 National Rank: 35 National Rank: 45

 

How much do local restaurants in Arkansas make each week?

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

Friday was the biggest day of the week, accounting for 20% of all local restaurant revenue. Monday was the lowest performing day of the week, accounting for 9% of all revenue.

 

Friday was also the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Arkansas restaurants processing an average of 46 transactions per day.

Arkansans open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays, spending $28.40 per ticket on average. Which is 19% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

Restaurants in Arkansas 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 Arkansas restaurants

Unlike most other states, where springtime holidays like Mother's Day and Cinco de Mayo topped the charts, restaraunts in Arkansas saw their top days spread evenly throughout the spring and summer.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Arkansas 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 365 -78% 27% $590 -35% 23 -39% $25.72 7%
Super Bowl Sunday 310 -32% 57% $867 -4% 33 -13% $26.37 10%
Valentine's Day 108 13% 81% $1,007 11% 39 3% $25.78 8%
President's Day 340 -39% 67% $655 -28% 32 -14% $20.14 -16%
St. Patrick's Day 37 45% 82% $1,282 42% 45 18% $28.79 20%
Saturday before Easter 48 41% 83% $1,232 36% 43 15% $28.48 19%
Easter Sunday 286 -23% 52% $1,071 19% 32 -15% $33.42 40%
Cinco de Mayo 6 62% 88% $1,328 47% 47 25% $28.23 18%
Day before Mother's Day 12 58% 91% $1,258 39% 41 8% $30.74 28%
Mother's Day 70 33% 65% $1,479 64% 42 11% $35.42 48%
Memorial Day 349 -44% 49% $822 -9% 31 -17% $26.17 9%
Day before Father's Day 33 48% 93% $1,145 27% 38 1% $29.93 25%
Father's Day 92 18% 67% $1,285 42% 40 6% $32.23 35%
4th of July 360 -55% 48% $677 -25% 25 -32% $26.54 11%
Labor Day 324 -34% 52% $926 3% 36 -5% $25.91 8%
Halloween 208 -8% 84% $802 -11% 38 0% $21.23 -11%
Veteran's Day 245 -14% 60% $1,042 15% 38 1% $27.43 15%
Thanksgiving 364 -75% 26% $690 -24% 18 -51% $37.39 56%
Black Friday 240 -14% 65% $960 6% 34 -9% $28.09 17%
Saturday before Christmas 88 22% 72% $1,227 36% 39 5% $31.11 30%
Christmas Eve 352 -49% 48% $758 -16% 25 -33% $29.84 25%
Christmas Day 363 -69% 13% $1,715 90% 45 19% $38.11 59%
New Year's Eve 272 -20% 60% $958 6% 34 -9% $27.85 16%

Methodology

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