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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

CHARLOTTE, NC


We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2019 calendar year at 36,000 local restaurants across the United States, including Charlotte. The result is a comprehensive look at when local restaurants make the most money, when they seat the most guests, and when customers tend to spend a little extra when eating out.

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

On a given day, restaurants in Charlotte brought in $1,661 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 70 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $23.68 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,661 70 $23.68
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in Charlotte busiest?

Fridays and Saturdays are busy at restaurants across the country, and things were no different for Charlotte restaurants

 

 

 

 

 

 

What time of year do restaurants in Charlotte make the most money?

Charlotte locals clearly love to dine out regardless of the season, but what does the average year look like from week to week at restaurants in Charlotte? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Charlotte restaurants

Summer was responsible for the biggest day of the year, and a total of two of the top five days of the year overall. Spring was also big for restaurants in Charlotte, accounting for the remaining top days of the year.

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Charlotte 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 361 -48% 48% $1,480 -11% 55 -22% $27.02 14%
Super Bowl Sunday 294 -23% 61% $1,735 4% 60 -15% $29.04 23%
Valentine's Day 96 20% 89% $1,856 12% 75 6% $24.87 5%
St. Patrick's Day 240 -15% 63% $1,840 11% 65 -7% $28.16 19%
Friday before Easter 32 44% 94% $2,116 27% 80 15% $26.28 11%
Saturday before Easter 80 30% 89% $2,009 21% 70 0% $28.70 21%
Easter Sunday 360 -46% 45% $1,670 1% 49 -30% $33.93 43%
Cinco de Mayo 123 7% 65% $2,244 35% 72 3% $31.03 31%
Friday before Mother's Day 5 56% 97% $2,216 33% 90 29% $24.55 4%
Saturday before Mother's Day 24 48% 93% $2,200 32% 72 3% $30.43 28%
Mother's Day 75 31% 67% $2,717 64% 70 -1% $38.98 65%
Friday before Memorial Day 20 50% 98% $2,094 26% 85 21% $24.63 4%
Saturday before Memorial Day 90 25% 91% $1,877 13% 66 -6% $28.39 20%
Memorial Day 355 -40% 55% $1,512 -9% 55 -22% $27.49 16%
Friday before Father's Day 6 54% 98% $2,156 30% 88 26% $24.42 3%
Saturday before Father's Day 43 41% 93% $2,083 25% 71 2% $29.26 24%
Father's Day 142 1% 67% $2,065 24% 64 -9% $32.48 37%
4th of July 363 -53% 50% $1,292 -22% 45 -36% $28.66 21%
Friday before Labor Day 33 44% 96% $2,055 24% 85 22% $24.11 2%
Saturday before Labor Day 72 32% 90% $2,012 21% 70 0% $28.65 21%
Labor Day 359 -41% 55% $1,483 -11% 56 -20% $26.52 12%
Halloween 201 -10% 85% $1,458 -12% 68 -3% $21.36 -10%
Thanksgiving Eve 119 7% 80% $1,853 12% 71 1% $26.08 10%
Thanksgiving 365 -85% 19% $1,034 -38% 29 -58% $35.11 48%
Christmas Eve 362 -49% 58% $1,208 -27% 39 -44% $30.76 30%
Christmas Day 364 -79% 15% $1,917 15% 50 -29% $38.68 63%
New Year's Eve 184 -8% 69% $1,844 11% 64 -8% $28.62 21%

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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