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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

ARIZONA


We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2019 calendar year at 36,000 local restaurants across the United States, including Arizona. This resulted in a comprehensive examination of when local restaurants do the most business, when they serve the most diners, and what 2020 may look like when it comes to eating local.

What we learned about local restaurant sales in Arizona

Arizona is the 16th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating right around the national average in daily revenue.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Arizona brought in $1,416 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 56 daily transactions at an average of $25.38 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,416 56 $25.38
National Rank: 16 National Rank: 4 National Rank: 36

 

What days of the week are busiest for Arizona restaurants?

Fridays and Saturdays are money makers at restaurants across the US, and that trend continues for Arizona.

 

Saturdays were especially huge, with 19% of all restaurant revenue in Arizona coming in on that day alone. On the other hand, Mondays were the slowest day of the week for Arizona restaurants, with only 11% of revenue generated that day.

 

 

Arizona restaurants processed an average of 66 daily transactions on Fridays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

Arizonans spend more per transaction on weekends, with Saturdays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $28.85 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Tuesdays, when diners spent an average of $6.41 less than on Saturdays.

 

What time of year do Arizona restaurants make the most money?

Arizonans enjoy dining out regardless of the season, but what does the average year look like from week to week at restaurants in Arizona? Let's take a look.

The months around spring break were huge for restaurants in the Grand Canyon State. March was the biggest month of the year overall, and 5 of the top 10 weeks of the year fell during the spring break season (late February through early April).

While March may have been the biggest month of the year overall, Mother's Day was responsible for the single-biggest week of the year for Arizona restaurants: May 6th through the 12th.

 

Top 5 days for Arizona restaurants

Mother's Day was responsible for the biggest day of the year, and a total of three of the top five days of the year overall. Spring break was also big from a single-day perspective for restaurants in Arizona, accounting for two top days as well.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Mother's Day Weekend

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Mother's Day

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Mother's Day Weekend

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Saturday Sunday Saturday Friday Saturday

 

Arizona restaurants on prominent days

Restaurants rely on holidays and events to drive big sales days 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 359 -37% 53% $1,459 3% 52 -6% $27.87 10%
Super Bowl Sunday 241 -15% 72% $1,449 2% 52 -7% $27.81 10%
Valentine's Day 85 25% 87% $1,769 25% 59 6% $29.82 18%
St. Patrick's Day 89 24% 77% $1,968 39% 69 24% $28.44 12%
Friday before Easter 14 41% 95% $1,823 29% 68 23% $26.64 5%
Saturday before Easter 26 37% 91% $1,852 31% 65 17% $28.40 12%
Easter Sunday 259 -17% 63% $1,611 14% 55 -1% $29.06 15%
Cinco de Mayo 90 23% 85% $1,792 27% 65 16% $27.75 9%
Friday before Mother's Day 4 46% 99% $1,818 28% 67 19% $27.30 8%
Saturday before Mother's Day 1 48% 95% $1,924 36% 64 14% $30.28 19%
Mother's Day 2 48% 85% $2,156 52% 62 11% $34.69 37%
Friday before Memorial Day 11 42% 100% $1,746 23% 62 12% $28.01 10%
Saturday before Memorial Day 21 37% 96% $1,759 24% 58 5% $30.09 19%
Memorial Day 265 -18% 76% $1,335 -6% 50 -10% $26.53 5%
Friday before Father's Day 46 33% 98% $1,663 17% 63 13% $26.48 4%
Saturday before Father's Day 43 33% 96% $1,713 21% 59 5% $29.21 15%
Father's Day 53 31% 84% $1,928 36% 59 7% $32.43 28%
4th of July 341 -30% 68% $1,264 -11% 48 -15% $26.58 5%
Friday before Labor Day 82 25% 94% $1,649 16% 65 16% $25.41 0%
Saturday before Labor Day 54 31% 91% $1,779 26% 60 8% $29.42 16%
Labor Day 307 -23% 69% $1,385 -2% 53 -4% $25.91 2%
Halloween 292 -22% 83% $1,162 -18% 52 -7% $22.45 -12%
Thanksgiving Eve 142 6% 85% $1,546 9% 57 3% $26.89 6%
Thanksgiving 364 -66% 37% $1,128 -20% 37 -33% $30.12 19%
Christmas Eve 363 -49% 58% $1,078 -24% 38 -33% $28.60 13%
Christmas Day 365 -75% 20% $1,519 7% 40 -28% $37.75 49%
New Year's Eve 250 -16% 69% $1,499 6% 51 -8% $29.18 15%

Methodology

Womply analyzed daily revenue for over 36,000 restaurants in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, for all 365 days of the 2019 calendar year. Restaurants were only included in 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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