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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

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

Hawaii is the 10th-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 14% more in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Hawaii brought in $1,454 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 43 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $33.96 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,454 43 $33.96
National Rank: 10 National Rank: 24 National Rank: 4

 

How much do local restaurants in Hawaii make each week?

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the Aloha State, with 50% of all revenue coming in between Friday and Sunday.

Saturday was the biggest day of the week, accounting for 18% of all local restaurant revenue. Tuesday was the lowest performing day of the week, accounting for 12% of all revenue.

 

Saturday was also the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Hawaii restaurants processing an average of 49 transactions per day.

Hawaii residents open their pocketbooks the most on Sundays, spending $37.59 per ticket on average. Which is 11% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

Restaurants in Hawaii 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 Hawaii restaurants

Much like restaurants around the country, Mother's and Father's Day was important for restaurants in Hawaii. The remaining top days, however, came during the busy summer tourist months.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/13/18

Mother's Day

6/17/18

Father's Day

8/11/18

8/4/18

7/14/18

Sunday Sunday Saturday Saturday Saturday

 

Hawaii 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 352 -30% 50% $1,819 25% 46 8% $39.49 16%
Super Bowl Sunday 206 -4% 77% $1,585 9% 42 -3% $38.08 12%
Valentine's Day 85 15% 90% $1,638 13% 45 5% $36.57 8%
President's Day 221 -7% 79% $1,502 3% 45 5% $33.38 -2%
St. Patrick's Day 30 29% 92% $1,815 25% 49 15% $36.95 9%
Saturday before Easter 10 37% 93% $1,885 30% 49 13% $38.84 14%
Easter Sunday 98 14% 78% $1,869 29% 45 4% $41.84 23%
Cinco de Mayo 23 31% 93% $1,805 24% 48 13% $37.35 10%
Day before Mother's Day 6 41% 94% $1,913 32% 48 12% $39.74 17%
Mother's Day 1 61% 84% $2,461 69% 52 22% $47.22 39%
Memorial Day 173 0% 78% $1,645 13% 46 6% $36.11 6%
Day before Father's Day 12 36% 94% $1,851 27% 48 11% $38.80 14%
Father's Day 2 46% 84% $2,222 53% 51 19% $43.77 29%
4th of July 150 3% 80% $1,658 14% 43 2% $38.15 12%
Labor Day 241 -10% 76% $1,525 5% 45 6% $33.53 -1%
Halloween 246 -11% 86% $1,321 -9% 41 -3% $31.92 -6%
Veteran's Day 170 0% 76% $1,689 16% 46 7% $36.70 8%
Thanksgiving 364 -48% 55% $1,211 -17% 27 -37% $44.78 32%
Black Friday 290 -17% 74% $1,432 -2% 41 -4% $34.75 2%
Saturday before Christmas 27 30% 82% $2,036 40% 50 18% $40.37 19%
Christmas Eve 138 4% 72% $1,866 28% 44 3% $42.22 24%
Christmas Day 363 -41% 36% $2,088 44% 36 -16% $58.29 72%
New Year's Eve 189 -2% 69% $1,815 25% 43 1% $41.95 24%

Methodology

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