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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

NEBRASKA


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

Nebraska is the 34th-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 20% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Nebraska brought in $1,023 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 45 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $22.67 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,023 45 $22.67
National Rank: 34 National Rank: 22 National Rank: 48

 

How much do local restaurants in Nebraska make each week?

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the Cornhusker State, with 54% 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 10% of all revenue.

 

Friday was the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Nebraska restaurants processing an average of 53 transactions per day.

Nebraskans open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays, spending $27.38 per ticket on average. Which is 21% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

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

 

Top 5 days for Nebraska restaurants

Cinco de Mayo was the biggest day of the year for restaurants in Delaware.Spring proved to be a big season overall, as St. Patrick's Day and a pair of big weekends in April were the next biggest days of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/5/18

Cinco de Mayo

4/21/18

4/7/18

3/17/18

St. Patrick's Day

6/16/18

Day before Father's Day

Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday

 

Nebraska 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 361 -54% 48% $833 -19% 33 -27% $25.21 11%
Super Bowl Sunday 284 -25% 74% $881 -14% 35 -23% $25.31 12%
Valentine's Day 117 13% 86% $1,145 12% 47 4% $24.37 7%
President's Day 354 -42% 74% $678 -34% 36 -20% $18.74 -17%
St. Patrick's Day 4 65% 92% $1,567 53% 58 28% $27.13 20%
Saturday before Easter 21 51% 93% $1,427 40% 50 10% $28.76 27%
Easter Sunday 357 -45% 54% $892 -13% 30 -34% $29.93 32%
Cinco de Mayo 1 85% 96% $1,680 64% 62 38% $26.89 19%
Day before Mother's Day 7 61% 96% $1,470 44% 50 12% $29.13 28%
Mother's Day 22 50% 82% $1,595 56% 48 6% $33.43 47%
Memorial Day 319 -33% 60% $976 -5% 41 -10% $23.91 5%
Day before Father's Day 5 62% 99% $1,442 41% 51 14% $28.10 24%
Father's Day 27 48% 86% $1,519 49% 49 8% $31.08 37%
4th of July 359 -49% 55% $817 -20% 35 -23% $23.41 3%
Labor Day 326 -34% 56% $1,036 1% 45 0% $23.06 2%
Halloween 259 -21% 87% $805 -21% 42 -7% $19.10 -16%
Veteran's Day 171 -2% 76% $1,127 10% 43 -4% $25.95 14%
Thanksgiving 364 -74% 37% $625 -39% 21 -54% $29.93 32%
Black Friday 158 1% 79% $1,112 9% 41 -9% $27.09 19%
Saturday before Christmas 74 32% 84% $1,377 35% 47 4% $29.48 30%
Christmas Eve 356 -44% 56% $863 -16% 31 -30% $27.45 21%
Christmas Day 365 -81% 19% $874 -15% 25 -44% $34.65 53%
New Year's Eve 175 -4% 70% $1,201 17% 44 -3% $27.54 21%

Methodology

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