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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

DELAWARE


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

Delaware is the 38th-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 23% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Delaware brought in $981 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 37 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $26.86 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$981 37 $26.86
National Rank: 38 National Rank: 38 National Rank: 29

 

How much do local restaurants in Delaware make each week?

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the First State, with 54% 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 Delaware restaurants processing an average of 46 transactions per day.

Delawareans open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays, spending $30.68 per ticket on average. Which is 14% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

Restaurants in Delaware 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 Delaware restaurants

Summertime was big for restaurants in Delaware with each of their top five days all coming in weekends in July and August.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Delaware 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 -56% 51% $704 -28% 21 -44% $34.15 27%
Super Bowl Sunday 272 -28% 65% $905 -8% 33 -8% $27.05 1%
Valentine's Day 147 6% 75% $1,148 17% 38 4% $30.08 12%
President's Day 323 -43% 66% $700 -29% 30 -19% $23.63 -12%
St. Patrick's Day 38 54% 86% $1,451 48% 49 34% $29.75 11%
Saturday before Easter 56 44% 85% $1,371 40% 42 16% $32.27 20%
Easter Sunday 319 -42% 48% $978 0% 28 -23% $34.75 29%
Cinco de Mayo 22 73% 92% $1,527 56% 50 37% $30.48 13%
Day before Mother's Day 29 62% 92% $1,434 46% 45 24% $31.68 18%
Mother's Day 59 42% 72% $1,594 62% 42 15% $37.93 41%
Memorial Day 219 -15% 61% $1,117 14% 39 8% $28.36 6%
Day before Father's Day 23 71% 98% $1,419 45% 43 18% $33.01 23%
Father's Day 62 41% 80% $1,425 45% 41 11% $35.00 30%
4th of July 197 -11% 61% $1,169 19% 37 2% $31.41 17%
Labor Day 146 6% 61% $1,397 42% 37 1% $37.71 40%
Halloween 271 -28% 86% $682 -30% 32 -14% $21.61 -20%
Veteran's Day 267 -27% 70% $848 -14% 32 -12% $26.51 -1%
Thanksgiving 364 -81% 25% $642 -35% 25 -31% $25.46 -5%
Black Friday 73 33% 80% $1,356 38% 38 5% $35.28 31%
Saturday before Christmas 129 12% 81% $1,119 14% 38 4% $29.55 10%
Christmas Eve 293 -34% 61% $886 -10% 26 -30% $34.53 29%
Christmas Day 365 -89% 14% $660 -33% 23 -38% $29.24 9%
New Year's Eve 181 -8% 70% $1,062 8% 29 -20% $36.48 36%

Methodology

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