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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

COLORADO


We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2019 calendar year at 36,000 local restaurants across the United States, including Colorado. 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 Colorado

Colorado is the 15th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 9% more in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Colorado brought in $1,475 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 49 daily transactions at an average of $30.29 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,475 49 $30.29
National Rank: 15 National Rank: 23 National Rank: 15

 

What days of the week are busiest for Colorado restaurants?

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

 

Saturdays were especially huge, with 20% of all restaurant revenue in Colorado coming in on that day alone. On the other hand, Mondays were the slowest day of the week for Colorado restaurants, with only 10% of revenue generated that day.

 

 

Colorado restaurants processed an average of 58 daily transactions on Saturdays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

Coloradans spend more per transaction on weekends, with Saturdays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $34.37 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $7.76 less than on Saturdays.

 

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

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

Summer was huge for restaurants in the Centennial State. August was the top month of the year, and each of the top 10 weeks of the year were in the months of June, July, and August. The single-biggest week of the year fell more or less in the middle of the summer: July 22nd through the 28th.

 

Top 5 days for Colorado restaurants

Summer was also responsible for the each of the top five days of the year. The top four days of the year were all Saturdays in July and August, while the 5th biggest day was the Saturday before Father's Day.

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Colorado 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 285 -25% 55% $1,738 18% 46 -6% $38.04 26%
Super Bowl Sunday 193 -8% 70% $1,644 11% 53 8% $31.32 3%
Valentine's Day 108 17% 87% $1,695 15% 51 4% $33.56 11%
St. Patrick's Day 94 21% 75% $2,043 39% 62 28% $32.72 8%
Friday before Easter 63 34% 94% $1,799 22% 59 22% $30.36 0%
Saturday before Easter 39 44% 91% $1,999 36% 60 24% $33.18 10%
Easter Sunday 231 -15% 64% $1,663 13% 47 -3% $35.31 17%
Cinco de Mayo 117 13% 77% $1,854 26% 58 20% $31.82 5%
Friday before Mother's Day 41 43% 94% $1,908 29% 61 26% $31.20 3%
Saturday before Mother's Day 18 50% 91% $2,077 41% 59 21% $35.23 16%
Mother's Day 40 43% 78% $2,301 56% 58 20% $39.44 30%
Friday before Memorial Day 46 42% 98% $1,821 23% 57 17% $32.03 6%
Saturday before Memorial Day 22 48% 95% $1,961 33% 57 16% $34.61 14%
Memorial Day 229 -15% 71% $1,512 3% 48 -2% $31.61 4%
Friday before Father's Day 44 43% 99% $1,806 22% 58 19% $31.20 3%
Saturday before Father's Day 5 59% 97% $2,053 39% 59 21% $34.90 15%
Father's Day 45 42% 82% $2,178 48% 59 20% $37.18 23%
4th of July 202 -10% 63% $1,802 22% 52 7% $34.69 15%
Friday before Labor Day 49 40% 97% $1,819 23% 59 20% $31.06 3%
Saturday before Labor Day 13 54% 93% $2,075 41% 60 23% $34.68 15%
Labor Day 214 -13% 68% $1,627 10% 51 5% $31.83 5%
Halloween 280 -24% 86% $1,117 -24% 41 -15% $26.97 -11%
Thanksgiving Eve 232 -15% 81% $1,324 -10% 41 -16% $32.49 7%
Thanksgiving 364 -71% 33% $1,115 -24% 28 -42% $39.50 30%
Christmas Eve 352 -43% 52% $1,371 -7% 33 -32% $41.39 37%
Christmas Day 365 -73% 18% $1,966 33% 38 -22% $51.40 70%
New Year's Eve 147 5% 72% $1,847 25% 46 -5% $39.93 32%

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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