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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

PENNSYLVANIA


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

Pennsylvania is the 40th-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 25% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Pennsylvania brought in $954 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 33 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $28.75 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$954 33 $28.75
National Rank: 40 National Rank: 44 National Rank: 19

 

How much do local restaurants in Pennsylvania make each week?

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the Keystone State, with 56% 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 9% of all revenue.

 

Friday was the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Pennsylvania restaurants processing an average of 43 transactions per day.

Pennsylvanians open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays, spending $33.10 per ticket on average. Which is 15% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

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

 

Top 5 days for Pennsylvania restaurants

Mother's Day weekend was responsible for the top two days in Pennsylvania. Cinco de Mayo and weekends in April rounded out the rest of the top five.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/12/18

Day before Mother's Day

5/13/18

Mother's Day

5/5/18

Cinco de Mayo

4/21/18

4/28/18

Saturday Sunday Saturday Saturday Saturday

 

Pennsylvania 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 -64% 40% $730 -23% 24 -27% $29.98 4%
Super Bowl Sunday 182 -6% 72% $1,065 12% 33 1% $31.89 11%
Valentine's Day 113 9% 85% $1,044 9% 34 1% $30.99 8%
President's Day 328 -41% 73% $665 -30% 26 -21% $25.32 -12%
St. Patrick's Day 6 65% 90% $1,503 58% 46 37% $33.02 15%
Saturday before Easter 47 50% 90% $1,356 42% 41 24% $32.84 14%
Easter Sunday 294 -32% 45% $1,231 29% 27 -20% $46.42 61%
Cinco de Mayo 3 67% 96% $1,419 49% 44 34% $31.98 11%
Day before Mother's Day 1 75% 96% $1,486 56% 42 27% $35.29 23%
Mother's Day 2 71% 81% $1,713 79% 38 14% $45.45 58%
Memorial Day 349 -45% 51% $872 -9% 30 -8% $28.64 0%
Day before Father's Day 61 47% 97% $1,242 30% 37 11% $33.68 17%
Father's Day 105 17% 81% $1,176 23% 34 2% $34.58 20%
4th of July 358 -53% 48% $799 -16% 28 -15% $28.27 -2%
Labor Day 327 -41% 52% $939 -2% 33 -2% $28.74 0%
Halloween 189 -7% 88% $859 -10% 33 0% $25.94 -10%
Veteran's Day 122 6% 76% $1,138 19% 37 10% $31.11 8%
Thanksgiving 354 -48% 32% $1,311 37% 28 -17% $47.34 65%
Black Friday 106 16% 81% $1,165 22% 35 6% $33.12 15%
Saturday before Christmas 19 56% 84% $1,517 59% 42 27% $36.09 26%
Christmas Eve 230 -17% 62% $1,091 14% 27 -19% $40.70 42%
Christmas Day 365 -77% 18% $1,064 11% 24 -27% $43.63 52%
New Year's Eve 120 6% 71% $1,218 28% 32 -3% $37.96 32%

Methodology

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