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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

RHODE ISLAND


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

Rhode Island is the 1st-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 48% more in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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How much do restaurants in Rhode Island make on an average day?

On a given day, restaurants in Rhode Island brought in $1,883 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 53 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $35.69 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,883 52 $35.68
National Rank: 1 National Rank: 6 National Rank: 2

 

How much do local restaurants in Rhode Island make each week?

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the Ocean State, with 58% of all revenue coming in between Friday and Sunday.

Saturday was the biggest day of the week, accounting for 22% of all local restaurant revenue. Monday was the lowest performing day of the week, accounting for 9% of all revenue.

 

Saturday was also the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Rhode Island restaurants processing an average of 66 transactions per day.

Rhode Islanders open their pocketbooks the most on Saturdays as well, spending $42.12 per ticket on average. Which is 18% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

How much does the average restaurant in Rhode Island make in a year?

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

 

Top 5 days for Rhode Island restaurants

May was a huge month for restaurants in Rhode Island, with the 19th claiming the top spot, and Mother's Day weekend and Cinco de Mayo claiming spots two through four.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/19/18

5/12/18

Day before Mother's Day

5/5/18

Cinco de Mayo

5/13/18

Mother's Day

4/7/18

Saturday Saturday Saturday Sunday Saturday

 

Rhode Island 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 348 -57% 44% $1,491 -20% 40 -24% $37.46 5%
Super Bowl Sunday 342 -51% 62% $1,235 -34% 40 -23% $30.59 -14%
Valentine's Day 148 3% 74% $2,168 16% 59 13% $36.52 2%
President's Day 346 -55% 56% $1,239 -34% 48 -8% $25.70 -28%
St. Patrick's Day 8 77% 87% $3,144 68% 77 47% $40.90 15%
Saturday before Easter 26 64% 89% $2,858 53% 69 31% $41.62 17%
Easter Sunday 127 12% 59% $2,944 57% 46 -12% $64.11 80%
Cinco de Mayo 3 83% 94% $2,999 60% 72 37% $41.91 17%
Day before Mother's Day 2 92% 96% $3,101 66% 69 32% $44.89 26%
Mother's Day 4 81% 87% $3,226 73% 55 6% $58.20 63%
Memorial Day 214 -15% 73% $1,803 -4% 49 -7% $37.12 4%
Day before Father's Day 18 70% 98% $2,689 44% 63 19% $42.96 20%
Father's Day 79 41% 90% $2,420 29% 52 0% $46.33 30%
4th of July 317 -40% 49% $1,867 0% 51 -3% $36.64 3%
Labor Day 230 -20% 67% $1,851 -1% 48 -9% $38.62 8%
Halloween 227 -19% 86% $1,460 -22% 52 -1% $28.25 -21%
Veteran's Day 92 30% 81% $2,494 33% 61 16% $40.93 15%
Thanksgiving 338 -48% 34% $2,366 26% 40 -24% $59.56 67%
Black Friday 124 13% 76% $2,308 23% 54 3% $42.95 20%
Saturday before Christmas 30 62% 84% $2,996 60% 67 27% $45.00 26%
Christmas Eve 123 13% 68% $2,569 37% 47 -10% $54.60 53%
Christmas Day 350 -58% 21% $3,158 69% 54 2% $58.91 65%
New Year's Eve 60 51% 73% $3,189 71% 66 25% $48.67 36%

Methodology

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