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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

CONNECTICUT


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

Connecticut is the 33rd-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 12% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Connecticut brought in $1,188 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 37 daily transactions at an average of $32.28 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,188 37 $32.28
National Rank: 33 National Rank: 43 National Rank: 5

 

What days of the week are busiest for Connecticut restaurants?

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

 

Saturdays were especially huge, with 21% of all restaurant revenue in Connecticut coming in on that day alone. On the other hand, Mondays were the slowest day of the week for Connecticut restaurants, with only 8% of revenue generated that day.

 

 

Connecticut restaurants processed an average of 47 daily transactions on Fridays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

Connecticuters spend more per transaction on weekends, with Saturdays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $38.46 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $12.17 less than on Saturdays.

 

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

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

May was the biggest month of the year overall for restaurants in the Constitution State, no doubt thanks to a huge lift from Mother's Day Weekend. The week leading up to the holiday was the biggest week of the year, and the week before that was the 10th.

 

Top 5 days for Connecticut restaurants

Celebrating Mom and Dad translated to huge revenue days for Connecticut restaurants. Mother's Day was also responsible for the two biggest days of the year, while Father's Day was responsible for the 4th biggest day.

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Mother's Day

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Father's Day Weekend

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Connecticut 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 347 -50% 52% $976 -18% 29 -22% $34.16 6%
Super Bowl Sunday 151 4% 77% $1,376 16% 39 5% $35.70 11%
Valentine's Day 95 27% 89% $1,460 23% 42 15% $34.41 7%
St. Patrick's Day 145 6% 81% $1,337 13% 37 0% $36.20 12%
Friday before Easter 54 48% 94% $1,614 36% 48 31% $33.59 4%
Saturday before Easter 68 45% 93% $1,584 33% 43 16% $36.99 15%
Easter Sunday 213 -12% 53% $1,697 43% 32 -14% $53.43 66%
Cinco de Mayo 127 9% 83% $1,334 12% 37 1% $36.10 12%
Friday before Mother's Day 17 59% 97% $1,659 40% 50 36% $33.27 3%
Saturday before Mother's Day 2 78% 95% $1,898 60% 47 28% $40.33 25%
Mother's Day 1 87% 86% $2,223 87% 41 11% $54.44 69%
Friday before Memorial Day 8 64% 99% $1,680 42% 49 33% $34.39 7%
Saturday before Memorial Day 34 52% 96% $1,618 36% 42 14% $38.45 19%
Memorial Day 329 -46% 55% $1,000 -16% 32 -14% $31.48 -3%
Friday before Father's Day 4 69% 100% $1,720 45% 48 31% $35.56 10%
Saturday before Father's Day 6 68% 97% $1,768 49% 44 20% $40.05 24%
Father's Day 65 45% 86% $1,726 45% 39 7% $43.76 36%
4th of July 342 -49% 51% $1,007 -15% 32 -14% $31.81 -1%
Friday before Labor Day 15 59% 97% $1,669 41% 50 35% $33.53 4%
Saturday before Labor Day 71 45% 94% $1,558 31% 41 13% $37.62 17%
Labor Day 310 -37% 56% $1,144 -4% 37 0% $31.01 -4%
Halloween 189 -7% 87% $1,087 -9% 37 0% $29.51 -9%
Thanksgiving Eve 100 24% 86% $1,467 24% 45 22% $32.67 1%
Thanksgiving 358 -57% 27% $1,614 36% 27 -27% $59.88 86%
Christmas Eve 218 -13% 60% $1,474 24% 30 -17% $48.33 50%
Christmas Day 365 -82% 19% $962 -19% 27 -27% $35.74 11%
New Year's Eve 105 17% 75% $1,590 34% 37 2% $42.44 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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