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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

DELAWARE


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

Delaware is the 38th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 20% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Delaware brought in $1,076 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 41 daily transactions at an average of $25.97 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,076 41 $25.97
National Rank: 38 National Rank: 37 National Rank: 31

 

What days of the week are busiest for Delaware restaurants?

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

 

Saturdays were especially huge, with 20% of all restaurant revenue in Delaware coming in on that day alone. On the other hand, Mondays were the slowest day of the week for Delaware restaurants, with only 9% of revenue generated that day.

 

 

Delaware restaurants processed an average of 52 daily transactions on Fridays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

Delawareans spend more per transaction on weekends, with Saturdays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $29.38 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $6.60 less than on Saturdays.

 

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

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

Summer was huge for restaurants in the First State. August was the top month of the year, and 9 of the top 10 weeks of the year were in the months of June, July, and August. That includes the single-biggest week of the year for Delaware restaurants: July 29th through August 4th.

 

Top 5 days for Delaware restaurants

Summer was responsible for the biggest day of the year, and a total of four of the top five days of the year overall. Labor Day weekend was also big from a single-day perspective for restaurants in Delaware, accounting for the third biggest day of the year overall.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Labor Day Weekend

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Delaware 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 358 -56% 50% $785 -27% 29 -31% $27.53 6%
Super Bowl Sunday 260 -24% 63% $1,074 0% 39 -5% $27.26 5%
Valentine's Day 107 17% 80% $1,312 22% 45 8% $29.35 13%
St. Patrick's Day 213 -13% 69% $1,122 4% 42 2% $26.48 2%
Friday before Easter 17 67% 94% $1,571 46% 55 32% $28.67 10%
Saturday before Easter 56 43% 93% $1,365 27% 45 9% $30.12 16%
Easter Sunday 308 -36% 53% $1,072 0% 30 -27% $35.22 36%
Cinco de Mayo 138 8% 73% $1,310 22% 44 7% $29.64 14%
Friday before Mother's Day 35 56% 98% $1,425 32% 52 26% $27.28 5%
Saturday before Mother's Day 27 64% 94% $1,553 44% 50 21% $31.05 20%
Mother's Day 62 38% 78% $1,580 47% 43 4% $36.69 41%
Friday before Memorial Day 8 76% 100% $1,563 45% 60 44% $26.26 1%
Saturday before Memorial Day 15 69% 98% $1,540 43% 50 21% $30.64 18%
Memorial Day 216 -14% 68% $1,130 5% 42 2% $26.72 3%
Friday before Father's Day 20 66% 99% $1,485 38% 54 31% $27.32 5%
Saturday before Father's Day 30 61% 97% $1,482 38% 48 17% $30.69 18%
Father's Day 61 39% 76% $1,631 52% 49 18% $33.31 28%
4th of July 160 1% 63% $1,429 33% 45 8% $31.79 22%
Friday before Labor Day 3 77% 96% $1,641 52% 58 41% $28.09 8%
Saturday before Labor Day 13 72% 91% $1,687 57% 54 31% $31.15 20%
Labor Day 209 -12% 66% $1,185 10% 41 0% $28.69 11%
Halloween 204 -11% 81% $975 -9% 42 0% $23.46 -10%
Thanksgiving Eve 168 -1% 80% $1,107 3% 42 2% $26.15 1%
Thanksgiving 364 -68% 30% $960 -11% 22 -46% $43.21 66%
Christmas Eve 261 -24% 61% $1,101 2% 31 -26% $35.79 38%
Christmas Day 365 -87% 14% $791 -27% 26 -37% $30.47 17%
New Year's Eve 188 -6% 65% $1,292 20% 40 -3% $32.00 23%

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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