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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

LOUISIANA


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

Louisiana is the 18th-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 5% more in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Louisiana brought in $1,331 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 50 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $26.83 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,331 50 $26.83
National Rank: 18 National Rank: 10 National Rank: 30

 

How much do local restaurants in Louisiana make each week?

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

Friday 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.

 

Friday was also the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Louisiana restaurants processing an average of 60 transactions per day.

Louisianians open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays, spending $30.06 per ticket on average. Which is 12% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

Restaurants in Louisiana experienced their biggest months in the springtime, but much like restaurants across the country, saw little change in month to month revenue throughout the year.

 

Top 5 days for Louisiana restaurants

St. Patrick's Day weekend were reponsible for the top two days of the year, and March was huge for restaurants in Louisiana, claiming four of the top five days of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

3/16/18

3/17/18

St. Patrick's Day

3/10/18

5/12/18

Day before Mother's Day

3/9/18

Friday Saturday Saturday Saturday Friday

 

Louisiana 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 364 -59% 37% $1,203 -10% 42 -15% $28.52 6%
Super Bowl Sunday 261 -20% 61% $1,432 8% 48 -2% $29.59 10%
Valentine's Day 71 29% 83% $1,707 28% 55 11% $31.01 16%
President's Day 345 -37% 75% $930 -30% 39 -20% $23.58 -12%
St. Patrick's Day 2 75% 89% $2,160 62% 69 39% $31.33 17%
Saturday before Easter 24 49% 86% $1,900 43% 59 19% $32.28 20%
Easter Sunday 184 -7% 53% $1,946 46% 53 7% $36.80 37%
Cinco de Mayo 10 59% 91% $1,919 44% 62 24% $31.14 16%
Day before Mother's Day 4 70% 92% $2,037 53% 61 23% $33.28 24%
Mother's Day 18 51% 72% $2,323 75% 58 17% $39.93 49%
Memorial Day 321 -29% 65% $1,205 -9% 47 -6% $25.76 -4%
Day before Father's Day 29 46% 92% $1,738 31% 57 14% $30.70 14%
Father's Day 104 16% 69% $1,840 38% 55 10% $33.77 26%
4th of July 352 -39% 51% $1,332 0% 55 10% $24.42 -9%
Labor Day 354 -40% 54% $1,230 -8% 47 -5% $26.12 -3%
Halloween 262 -21% 82% $1,063 -20% 47 -6% $22.73 -15%
Veteran's Day 292 -25% 60% $1,382 4% 51 2% $27.21 1%
Thanksgiving 361 -49% 31% $1,815 36% 59 18% $31.01 16%
Black Friday 229 -12% 66% $1,462 10% 49 -1% $29.90 11%
Saturday before Christmas 79 25% 74% $1,861 40% 59 19% $31.61 18%
Christmas Eve 263 -21% 57% $1,526 15% 46 -8% $33.38 24%
Christmas Day 365 -71% 24% $1,320 -1% 44 -10% $29.69 11%
New Year's Eve 180 -6% 64% $1,605 21% 54 9% $29.55 10%

Methodology

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