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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

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

Georgia is the 8th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 17% more in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Georgia brought in $1,577 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 59 daily transactions at an average of $26.66 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,577 59 $26.66
National Rank: 8 National Rank: 3 National Rank: 30

 

What days of the week are busiest for Georgia restaurants?

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

 

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

 

 

Georgia restaurants processed an average of 72 daily transactions on Fridays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

Georgians spend more per transaction on weekends, with Saturdays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $30.94 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $8.00 less than on Saturdays.

 

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

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

May was the biggest month of the year overall for restaurants in the Peach 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 2nd.

 

Top 5 days for Georgia restaurants

Mother's Day was responsible for the single-biggest day of the year for local restaurants in Georgia. Spring break was also big for restaurants in Georgia, accounting for two top days as well.

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Georgia 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 346 -41% 47% $1,621 3% 54 -9% $30.24 13%
Super Bowl Sunday 172 -3% 65% $1,952 24% 65 10% $30.10 13%
Valentine's Day 97 22% 87% $1,833 16% 63 7% $28.99 9%
St. Patrick's Day 104 15% 67% $2,252 43% 75 27% $30.11 13%
Friday before Easter 36 50% 93% $2,102 33% 74 25% $28.52 7%
Saturday before Easter 28 51% 89% $2,214 40% 70 19% $31.43 18%
Easter Sunday 244 -18% 55% $1,940 23% 57 -3% $33.90 27%
Cinco de Mayo 87 27% 71% $2,339 48% 75 27% $31.13 17%
Friday before Mother's Day 12 54% 96% $2,102 33% 74 25% $28.50 7%
Saturday before Mother's Day 1 69% 92% $2,390 52% 72 22% $33.25 25%
Mother's Day 63 41% 71% $2,588 64% 66 11% $39.32 48%
Friday before Memorial Day 11 55% 100% $2,022 28% 72 21% $28.23 6%
Saturday before Memorial Day 57 44% 93% $2,012 28% 61 3% $32.95 24%
Memorial Day 326 -35% 56% $1,514 -4% 50 -16% $30.38 14%
Friday before Father's Day 17 54% 100% $2,001 27% 72 22% $27.82 4%
Saturday before Father's Day 23 52% 95% $2,076 32% 66 11% $31.60 19%
Father's Day 88 27% 72% $2,284 45% 64 9% $35.41 33%
4th of July 327 -36% 49% $1,721 9% 55 -7% $31.22 17%
Friday before Labor Day 62 41% 96% $1,907 21% 72 22% $26.45 -1%
Saturday before Labor Day 65 40% 90% $2,023 28% 67 13% $30.20 13%
Labor Day 306 -32% 53% $1,688 7% 56 -5% $30.02 13%
Halloween 225 -14% 86% $1,300 -18% 54 -8% $23.92 -10%
Thanksgiving Eve 133 6% 82% $1,681 7% 56 -5% $29.84 12%
Thanksgiving 364 -76% 22% $1,415 -10% 39 -35% $36.63 37%
Christmas Eve 363 -58% 45% $1,208 -23% 37 -38% $32.87 23%
Christmas Day 365 -87% 12% $1,460 -8% 39 -34% $37.27 40%
New Year's Eve 237 -17% 65% $1,677 6% 55 -8% $30.66 15%

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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