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The State of Local Restaurants 2019

UTAH


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

Utah is the 23rd-ranked state for average restaurant revenues in the United States, pulling in 7% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Utah brought in $1,187 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 57 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $20.97 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,187 57 $20.97
National Rank: 23 National Rank: 2 National Rank: 50

 

How much do local restaurants in Utah make each week?

Weekends are big for restaurants across the country, and things were no different in the Beehive State, with 49% 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. Sunday 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 Utah restaurants processing an average of 66 transactions per day.

While it was the slowest day of the week overall, Utahns open their pocketbooks the most on Sundays, spending $27.75 per ticket on average. Which is 32% more than the average ticket throughout the week.

 

 

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

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

 

Top 5 days for Utah restaurants

Springtime was big for restaurants in Utah, with Mother's Day weekend and Cinco de Mayo claiming top spots and April and big weekends in March rounding out the rest of the top five.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Day before Mother's Day

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Cinco de Mayo

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Utah 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 363 -51% 36% $1,342 13% 45 -21% $29.94 43%
Super Bowl Sunday 361 -49% 51% $1,003 -16% 40 -30% $25.36 21%
Valentine's Day 92 23% 84% $1,444 22% 65 15% $22.17 6%
President's Day 292 -23% 78% $979 -17% 45 -21% $21.81 4%
St. Patrick's Day 13 48% 88% $1,672 41% 64 12% $26.29 25%
Saturday before Easter 21 46% 91% $1,591 34% 60 6% $26.53 27%
Easter Sunday 310 -26% 52% $1,404 18% 47 -17% $29.87 42%
Cinco de Mayo 4 57% 96% $1,621 37% 61 8% $26.49 26%
Day before Mother's Day 1 68% 95% $1,746 47% 61 8% $28.56 36%
Mother's Day 142 1% 59% $1,710 44% 50 -12% $34.43 64%
Memorial Day 179 -4% 71% $1,335 13% 51 -10% $26.16 25%
Day before Father's Day 9 52% 97% $1,562 32% 57 1% $27.22 30%
Father's Day 201 -9% 61% $1,470 24% 47 -16% $31.02 48%
4th of July 336 -32% 62% $1,088 -8% 44 -22% $24.65 18%
Labor Day 210 -11% 70% $1,268 7% 50 -11% $25.26 20%
Halloween 216 -12% 85% $1,029 -13% 64 14% $15.96 -24%
Veteran's Day 338 -34% 53% $1,232 4% 46 -18% $26.69 27%
Thanksgiving 364 -62% 38% $998 -16% 30 -47% $33.13 58%
Black Friday 202 -10% 73% $1,234 4% 48 -15% $25.78 23%
Saturday before Christmas 80 28% 80% $1,584 33% 55 -3% $28.74 37%
Christmas Eve 299 -24% 61% $1,220 3% 39 -31% $31.06 48%
Christmas Day 365 -71% 18% $1,541 30% 50 -12% $30.94 48%
New Year's Eve 183 -6% 71% $1,318 11% 53 -6% $24.78 18%

Methodology

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