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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

CONNECTICUT


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

Connecticut is the 25th-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 8% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Connecticut brought in $1,174 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 37 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $31.40 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,174 37 $31.40
National Rank: 25 National Rank: 38 National Rank: 9

 

How much do local restaurants in Connecticut make each week?

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the Constitution State, with 56% of all revenue coming in between Friday and Sunday.

Saturday was the biggest day of the week, accounting for 21% of all local restaurant revenue. Monday was the lowest performing day of the week, accounting for 9% of all revenue.

 

Friday was the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Connecticut restaurants processing an average of 48 transactions per day.

Connecticuters open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays, spending $37.76 per ticket on average. Which is 20% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

Restaurants in Connecticut 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 Connecticut restaurants

Mother's Day weekend was responsible for the top two days in Connecticut, and May was a big month overall, with Cinco de Mayo and the 19th also coming in as top days of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Mother's Day

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Day before Mother's Day

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Cinco de Mayo

Sunday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday

 

Connecticut 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 357 -55% 52% $891 -24% 27 -28% $33.29 6%
Super Bowl Sunday 172 -3% 76% $1,299 11% 36 -4% $36.28 16%
Valentine's Day 105 17% 89% $1,350 15% 41 8% $33.30 6%
President's Day 325 -41% 74% $813 -31% 30 -19% $26.96 -14%
St. Patrick's Day 23 55% 91% $1,738 48% 45 20% $38.73 23%
Saturday before Easter 30 51% 91% $1,696 44% 46 23% $36.97 18%
Easter Sunday 250 -20% 53% $1,527 30% 30 -19% $50.44 61%
Cinco de Mayo 5 64% 95% $1,764 50% 46 22% $38.69 23%
Day before Mother's Day 2 75% 96% $1,859 58% 45 20% $41.30 32%
Mother's Day 1 87% 86% $2,231 90% 43 14% $52.26 66%
Memorial Day 317 -38% 59% $1,063 -9% 35 -7% $30.71 -2%
Day before Father's Day 16 58% 97% $1,652 41% 42 13% $39.23 25%
Father's Day 89 33% 87% $1,565 33% 37 -1% $42.41 35%
4th of July 353 -51% 48% $1,054 -10% 33 -12% $31.96 2%
Labor Day 296 -34% 57% $1,182 1% 38 2% $30.87 -2%
Halloween 191 -7% 89% $1,060 -10% 38 1% $28.03 -11%
Veteran's Day 155 2% 78% $1,327 13% 37 0% $35.57 13%
Thanksgiving 363 -63% 27% $1,357 16% 24 -37% $57.75 84%
Black Friday 163 0% 82% $1,249 6% 35 -7% $35.99 15%
Saturday before Christmas 43 49% 84% $1,808 54% 44 18% $40.98 30%
Christmas Eve 209 -10% 69% $1,323 13% 27 -27% $48.40 54%
Christmas Day 365 -85% 17% $863 -26% 24 -36% $36.26 15%
New Year's Eve 161 1% 73% $1,409 20% 34 -8% $41.00 31%

Methodology

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