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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

NORTH DAKOTA


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

North Dakota is the 36th-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 21% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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How much do restaurants in North Dakota make on an average day?

On a given day, restaurants in North Dakota brought in $1,002 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 34 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $29.44 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,002 34 $29.44
National Rank: 36 National Rank: 41 National Rank: 17

 

How much do local restaurants in North Dakota make each week?

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the Peace Garden State, with 53% of all revenue coming in between Friday and Sunday.

Saturday was the biggest day of the week, accounting for 21% 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 North Dakota restaurants processing an average of 41 transactions per day.

North Dakotans open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays as well, spending $33.64 per ticket on average. Which is 14% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

How much does the average restaurant in North Dakota make in a year?

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

 

Top 5 days for North Dakota restaurants

Unlike other state where holidays like Mother's Day and Cinco de Mayo topped the charts, restuarants in North Dakota saw their top days come in a mix of weekends in the spring and fall.

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North Dakota 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 -61% 48% $691 -31% 22 -34% $30.75 4%
Super Bowl Sunday 332 -37% 72% $754 -25% 26 -24% $29.20 -1%
Valentine's Day 61 32% 86% $1,323 32% 36 7% $36.36 24%
President's Day 325 -35% 76% $731 -27% 28 -19% $26.38 -10%
St. Patrick's Day 7 64% 93% $1,515 51% 45 33% $33.45 14%
Saturday before Easter 66 31% 89% $1,266 26% 36 7% $34.78 18%
Easter Sunday 344 -40% 47% $1,094 9% 26 -25% $42.72 45%
Cinco de Mayo 16 56% 95% $1,414 41% 43 26% $32.99 12%
Day before Mother's Day 15 58% 92% $1,473 47% 44 30% $33.28 13%
Mother's Day 18 52% 74% $1,769 77% 47 38% $37.68 28%
Memorial Day 324 -35% 56% $994 -1% 34 1% $29.03 -1%
Day before Father's Day 8 63% 94% $1,489 49% 44 28% $34.14 16%
Father's Day 80 27% 78% $1,403 40% 41 21% $33.96 15%
4th of July 350 -45% 53% $900 -10% 27 -20% $32.84 12%
Labor Day 321 -34% 52% $1,088 9% 37 10% $29.06 -1%
Halloween 245 -13% 91% $818 -18% 34 -1% $24.35 -17%
Veteran's Day 170 -1% 70% $1,212 21% 39 14% $31.13 6%
Thanksgiving 363 -68% 35% $797 -20% 19 -44% $41.62 41%
Black Friday 114 10% 79% $1,196 19% 37 7% $32.71 11%
Saturday before Christmas 41 41% 86% $1,411 41% 39 14% $36.20 23%
Christmas Eve 362 -64% 48% $646 -36% 19 -45% $34.50 17%
Christmas Day 365 -98% 5% $415 -59% 10 -69% $39.92 36%
New Year's Eve 157 1% 76% $1,145 14% 31 -9% $36.79 25%

Methodology

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