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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

FLORIDA


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

Florida is the 7th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 18% more in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Florida brought in $1,587 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 52 daily transactions at an average of $30.43 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,587 52 $30.43
National Rank: 7 National Rank: 10 National Rank: 13

 

What days of the week are busiest for Florida restaurants?

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

 

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

 

 

In terms of the average number of transactions, Fridays and Saturdays were the biggest days of the week for Florida restaurants, processing 62 daily transactions on average.

 

 

Floridians spend more per transaction on weekends, with Saturdays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $34.19 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $6.83 less than on Saturdays.

 

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

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

The months around spring break were huge for restaurants in the Sunshine State. March was the biggest month of the year overall, and 5 of the top 10 weeks of the year fell during the spring break season (late February through early April).

 

Top 5 days for Florida restaurants

Spring break was massive for restaurants in Florida, accounting for each of the top five days of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Florida 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 318 -28% 54% $1,814 14% 50 -4% $36.33 19%
Super Bowl Sunday 215 -12% 68% $1,760 11% 54 4% $32.51 7%
Valentine's Day 57 34% 85% $2,146 35% 59 13% $36.38 20%
St. Patrick's Day 88 22% 73% $2,274 43% 68 30% $33.67 11%
Friday before Easter 21 45% 94% $2,093 32% 64 22% $32.79 8%
Saturday before Easter 8 52% 91% $2,261 43% 64 23% $35.31 16%
Easter Sunday 161 -2% 64% $2,089 32% 55 6% $37.88 25%
Cinco de Mayo 115 14% 77% $2,004 26% 60 15% $33.45 10%
Friday before Mother's Day 51 36% 97% $1,907 20% 62 19% $30.84 1%
Saturday before Mother's Day 9 52% 94% $2,202 39% 62 20% $35.26 16%
Mother's Day 30 44% 80% $2,447 54% 60 15% $40.98 35%
Friday before Memorial Day 37 40% 99% $1,935 22% 63 20% $30.94 2%
Saturday before Memorial Day 20 45% 94% $2,087 32% 61 18% $34.05 12%
Memorial Day 266 -19% 70% $1,570 -1% 51 -3% $31.07 2%
Friday before Father's Day 45 38% 100% $1,879 18% 61 17% $30.90 2%
Saturday before Father's Day 13 48% 96% $2,091 32% 61 16% $34.50 13%
Father's Day 69 28% 81% $2,142 35% 56 8% $38.11 25%
4th of July 282 -23% 67% $1,574 -1% 50 -5% $31.78 4%
Friday before Labor Day 113 14% 96% $1,612 2% 54 3% $29.90 -2%
Saturday before Labor Day 102 18% 91% $1,766 11% 53 2% $33.15 9%
Labor Day 360 -40% 60% $1,347 -15% 43 -17% $30.96 2%
Halloween 240 -16% 89% $1,295 -18% 46 -11% $27.85 -9%
Thanksgiving Eve 143 3% 85% $1,643 4% 51 -2% $32.25 6%
Thanksgiving 364 -56% 35% $1,719 8% 40 -24% $43.35 42%
Christmas Eve 347 -36% 56% $1,567 -1% 39 -24% $39.68 30%
Christmas Day 365 -58% 26% $2,191 38% 49 -7% $45.16 48%
New Year's Eve 109 15% 73% $2,146 35% 54 5% $39.39 29%

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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