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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

GEORGIA


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

Georgia is the 8th-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 17% more in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Georgia brought in $1,494 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 56 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $26.56 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,494 56 $26.57
National Rank: 8 National Rank: 3 National Rank: 31

 

How much do local restaurants in Georgia make each week?

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the Peach State, with 55% 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 9% of all revenue.

 

Friday was the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Georgia restaurants processing an average of 69 transactions per day.

Georgians open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays, spending $30.89 per ticket on average. Which is 16% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

Restaurants in Georgia 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 Georgia restaurants

Spring time was big for restaurants in Georgia, with St. Patrick's Day coming in as the biggest day of the year, and Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day weekend following right behind.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

3/17/18

St. Patrick's Day

5/12/18

Day before Mother's Day

5/5/18

Cinco de Mayo

4/28/18

3/30/18

Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Friday

 

Georgia 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 359 -50% 43% $1,448 -3% 49 -14% $29.82 12%
Super Bowl Sunday 245 -17% 66% $1,577 5% 55 -2% $28.69 8%
Valentine's Day 111 11% 86% $1,598 7% 57 1% $28.22 6%
President's Day 328 -38% 71% $1,084 -28% 48 -15% $22.55 -15%
St. Patrick's Day 1 60% 88% $2,269 52% 74 31% $30.63 15%
Saturday before Easter 48 46% 88% $2,059 38% 66 18% $31.01 17%
Easter Sunday 247 -17% 52% $1,985 33% 58 4% $33.98 28%
Cinco de Mayo 3 59% 93% $2,122 42% 69 23% $30.53 15%
Day before Mother's Day 2 59% 93% $2,128 42% 65 16% $32.69 23%
Mother's Day 59 41% 70% $2,506 67% 64 14% $38.95 47%
Memorial Day 313 -33% 55% $1,515 1% 51 -9% $29.65 12%
Day before Father's Day 28 51% 94% $1,985 33% 62 10% $31.91 20%
Father's Day 94 24% 72% $2,154 44% 61 8% $35.43 33%
4th of July 350 -44% 45% $1,550 4% 52 -8% $30.03 13%
Labor Day 315 -33% 53% $1,592 6% 54 -4% $29.46 11%
Halloween 255 -19% 86% $1,174 -22% 50 -11% $23.34 -12%
Veteran's Day 138 5% 64% $2,020 35% 67 18% $30.30 14%
Thanksgiving 364 -73% 23% $1,503 0% 39 -32% $39.03 47%
Black Friday 190 -7% 70% $1,653 10% 48 -15% $34.35 29%
Saturday before Christmas 96 23% 79% $1,927 29% 57 1% $33.82 27%
Christmas Eve 353 -44% 51% $1,358 -9% 39 -30% $34.39 29%
Christmas Day 365 -81% 14% $1,643 10% 42 -26% $39.23 48%
New Year's Eve 208 -10% 65% $1,714 14% 52 -8% $33.06 24%

Methodology

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