The State of Local Restaurants 2020

DETROIT, MI


We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2019 calendar year at 36,000 local restaurants across the United States, including Detroit. 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 Detroit make on an average day?

On a given day, restaurants in Detroit brought in $972 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 40 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $24.28 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$972 40 $24.28
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in Detroit busiest?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Detroit 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 Detroit? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Detroit restaurants

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

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/12/19

Mother's Day

5/11/19

Mother's Day Weekend

6/15/19

Father's Day Weekend

6/1/19

6/14/19

Father's Day Weekend

Sunday Saturday Saturday Saturday Friday

 

Detroit 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 322 -32% 57% $993 2% 39 -2% $25.30 4%
Super Bowl Sunday 135 10% 76% $1,191 23% 43 8% $27.45 13%
Valentine's Day 131 11% 83% $1,107 14% 44 10% $25.09 3%
St. Patrick's Day 74 29% 82% $1,308 35% 46 15% $28.43 17%
Friday before Easter 9 52% 93% $1,347 39% 52 30% $25.82 6%
Saturday before Easter 33 42% 93% $1,263 30% 46 16% $27.25 12%
Easter Sunday 237 -16% 55% $1,254 29% 36 -9% $34.48 42%
Cinco de Mayo 81 28% 88% $1,199 23% 45 12% $26.66 10%
Friday before Mother's Day 20 44% 96% $1,233 27% 50 24% $24.82 2%
Saturday before Mother's Day 2 61% 96% $1,390 43% 49 23% $28.17 16%
Mother's Day 1 77% 88% $1,663 71% 49 21% $34.24 41%
Friday before Memorial Day 21 44% 99% $1,199 23% 48 21% $24.73 2%
Saturday before Memorial Day 65 33% 95% $1,150 18% 45 11% $25.77 6%
Memorial Day 316 -30% 63% $905 -7% 36 -9% $24.96 3%
Friday before Father's Day 5 54% 99% $1,285 32% 52 29% $24.87 2%
Saturday before Father's Day 3 56% 97% $1,324 36% 48 21% $27.32 12%
Father's Day 11 51% 90% $1,380 42% 46 14% $30.33 25%
4th of July 335 -35% 59% $923 -5% 37 -6% $24.63 1%
Friday before Labor Day 67 33% 94% $1,166 20% 47 18% $24.68 2%
Saturday before Labor Day 83 28% 90% $1,168 20% 45 12% $26.08 7%
Labor Day 313 -30% 58% $996 2% 39 -3% $25.53 5%
Halloween 199 -9% 73% $1,017 5% 42 4% $24.43 1%
Thanksgiving Eve 108 19% 77% $1,263 30% 47 18% $26.68 10%
Thanksgiving 360 -47% 33% $1,320 36% 39 -3% $34.05 40%
Christmas Eve 356 -43% 51% $927 -5% 34 -15% $27.36 13%
Christmas Day 365 -77% 16% $1,201 24% 36 -9% $33.08 36%
New Year's Eve 179 -4% 66% $1,192 23% 40 -1% $30.15 24%

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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