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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

FLORIDA


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

Florida is the 5th-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 22% more in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Florida brought in $1,553 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 52 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $29.97 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,553 52 $30.00
National Rank: 5 National Rank: 6 National Rank: 15

 

How much do local restaurants in Florida make each week?

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

Saturday 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 10% of all revenue.

 

Saturday was also the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Florida restaurants processing an average of 62 transactions per day.

Floridians open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays as well, spending $33.58 per ticket on average. Which is 12% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

Restaurants in Florida 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 Florida restaurants

Restaurants in Florida had a major case of March Madness. St. Patrick's topped the list for biggest days of the year in the state, with the rest of the top five all falling in the month of March.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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St. Patrick's Day

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3/31/18

Saturday before Easter

Saturday Saturday Saturday Friday Saturday

 

Florida 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 345 -36% 54% $1,620 4% 45 -13% $35.94 20%
Super Bowl Sunday 218 -12% 73% $1,635 5% 51 -1% $31.83 6%
Valentine's Day 71 27% 88% $1,940 25% 56 7% $34.90 16%
President's Day 242 -16% 78% $1,436 -8% 49 -5% $29.17 -3%
St. Patrick's Day 1 66% 91% $2,446 57% 72 40% $33.85 13%
Saturday before Easter 5 57% 91% $2,318 49% 65 25% $35.67 19%
Easter Sunday 140 8% 65% $2,250 45% 57 11% $39.18 31%
Cinco de Mayo 18 51% 95% $2,153 39% 64 24% $33.44 11%
Day before Mother's Day 11 53% 95% $2,158 39% 62 19% $34.92 16%
Mother's Day 10 53% 81% $2,530 63% 60 16% $42.16 41%
Memorial Day 279 -23% 70% $1,488 -4% 49 -6% $30.46 2%
Day before Father's Day 21 45% 95% $2,054 32% 60 16% $34.28 14%
Father's Day 57 31% 82% $2,150 38% 57 10% $37.70 26%
4th of July 290 -24% 66% $1,543 -1% 50 -4% $31.17 4%
Labor Day 333 -33% 63% $1,425 -8% 47 -8% $30.05 0%
Halloween 282 -23% 85% $1,209 -22% 46 -12% $26.38 -12%
Veteran's Day 153 1% 72% $1,889 22% 58 13% $32.33 8%
Thanksgiving 364 -55% 34% $1,759 13% 41 -21% $42.87 43%
Black Friday 195 -7% 76% $1,641 6% 47 -9% $34.73 16%
Saturday before Christmas 88 21% 79% $2,058 32% 57 11% $35.88 20%
Christmas Eve 257 -19% 65% $1,689 9% 42 -19% $40.43 35%
Christmas Day 365 -57% 27% $2,132 37% 50 -4% $42.76 43%
New Year's Eve 121 13% 70% $2,165 39% 54 4% $40.27 34%

Methodology

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