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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

KENTUCKY


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

Kentucky is the 29th-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 15% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Kentucky brought in $1,085 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 48 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $22.68 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,085 48 $22.68
National Rank: 29 National Rank: 13 National Rank: 47

 

How much do local restaurants in Kentucky make each week?

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the Bluegrass State, with 52% of all revenue coming in between Friday and Sunday.

Friday was the biggest day of the week, accounting for 19% of all local restaurant revenue. Monday was the lowest performing day of the week, accounting for 10% of all revenue.

 

Friday was also the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Kentucky restaurants processing an average of 58 transactions per day.

Kentuckians open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays, spending $27.05 per ticket on average. Which is 19% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

Restaurants in Kentucky, like most restaurants across the country, saw very little change in month to month revenue throughout the year.

 

Top 5 days for Kentucky restaurants

Springtime was big for restaurants in Kentucky, with all five top days coming in big weekends throughout the season.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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5/12/18

Day before Mother's Day

6/1/18

Friday Friday Saturday Saturday Friday

 

Kentucky 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 363 -69% 38% $747 -31% 34 -30% $22.25 -2%
Super Bowl Sunday 312 -31% 64% $991 -9% 41 -15% $24.39 8%
Valentine's Day 127 8% 84% $1,170 8% 51 6% $23.06 2%
President's Day 341 -38% 73% $773 -29% 41 -14% $18.89 -17%
St. Patrick's Day 14 48% 87% $1,546 43% 58 21% $26.80 18%
Saturday before Easter 42 42% 90% $1,443 33% 53 10% $27.34 21%
Easter Sunday 293 -26% 58% $1,177 9% 39 -18% $30.05 32%
Cinco de Mayo 9 49% 90% $1,523 40% 55 14% $27.83 23%
Day before Mother's Day 4 56% 94% $1,514 40% 52 8% $29.35 29%
Mother's Day 39 42% 76% $1,705 57% 52 9% $32.84 45%
Memorial Day 326 -34% 61% $989 -9% 41 -15% $24.40 8%
Day before Father's Day 27 45% 93% $1,422 31% 50 6% $28.18 24%
Father's Day 88 20% 76% $1,438 33% 49 3% $29.35 29%
4th of July 343 -40% 60% $905 -17% 39 -19% $23.44 3%
Labor Day 308 -30% 59% $1,081 0% 45 -7% $24.18 7%
Halloween 214 -7% 87% $982 -9% 49 3% $19.95 -12%
Veteran's Day 176 -1% 69% $1,319 22% 51 6% $25.93 14%
Thanksgiving 364 -70% 27% $994 -8% 26 -46% $38.51 70%
Black Friday 221 -8% 71% $1,183 9% 45 -6% $26.44 17%
Saturday before Christmas 86 26% 79% $1,448 33% 49 3% $29.43 30%
Christmas Eve 357 -52% 52% $846 -22% 30 -38% $28.64 26%
Christmas Day 365 -87% 13% $947 -13% 29 -39% $32.66 44%
New Year's Eve 238 -12% 64% $1,249 15% 47 -2% $26.55 17%

Methodology

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