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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

MONTANA


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

Montana is the 32nd-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 16% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Montana brought in $1,070 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 34 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $31.52 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,070 34 $31.52
National Rank: 32 National Rank: 41 National Rank: 8

 

How much do local restaurants in Montana make each week?

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

Saturday 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.

 

Saturday was also the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Montana restaurants processing an average of 40 transactions per day.

Montanans open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays as well, spending $35.00 per ticket on average. Which is 11% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

Restaurants in Montana 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 Montana restaurants

Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day Saturday were the two biggest days for restaurants in Montana. Spring proved to be busy overall, though, with St. Patrick's Day and weekends in April filling out the rest of the top five.

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Montana 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 360 -55% 44% $880 -18% 28 -17% $31.39 0%
Super Bowl Sunday 344 -46% 64% $745 -30% 24 -30% $31.26 -1%
Valentine's Day 108 20% 86% $1,223 14% 34 1% $35.75 13%
President's Day 347 -47% 69% $663 -38% 24 -30% $27.70 -12%
St. Patrick's Day 42 40% 83% $1,480 38% 47 37% $31.72 1%
Saturday before Easter 122 17% 81% $1,265 18% 38 12% $33.23 5%
Easter Sunday 346 -47% 47% $986 -8% 25 -26% $39.00 24%
Cinco de Mayo 41 40% 89% $1,385 29% 40 17% $34.77 10%
Day before Mother's Day 29 49% 89% $1,465 37% 41 21% $35.61 13%
Mother's Day 30 49% 74% $1,750 64% 41 20% $42.81 36%
Memorial Day 236 -18% 63% $1,143 7% 36 6% $31.75 1%
Day before Father's Day 13 64% 93% $1,537 44% 42 24% $36.46 16%
Father's Day 67 32% 75% $1,538 44% 40 18% $38.46 22%
4th of July 255 -21% 58% $1,191 11% 37 8% $32.43 3%
Labor Day 231 -17% 57% $1,276 19% 40 17% $32.07 2%
Halloween 217 -13% 83% $912 -15% 32 -6% $28.64 -9%
Veteran's Day 292 -30% 63% $966 -10% 30 -13% $32.74 4%
Thanksgiving 364 -78% 24% $828 -23% 22 -37% $38.43 22%
Black Friday 207 -11% 69% $1,126 5% 32 -6% $35.21 12%
Saturday before Christmas 74 30% 74% $1,532 43% 40 18% $38.36 22%
Christmas Eve 355 -50% 45% $967 -10% 28 -18% $34.59 10%
Christmas Day 365 -90% 10% $876 -18% 21 -38% $41.64 32%
New Year's Eve 175 -1% 64% $1,358 27% 36 6% $37.74 20%

Methodology

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