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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, MI


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

On a given day, restaurants in Grand Rapids brought in $1,251 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 59 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $21.34 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,251 59 $21.34
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in Grand Rapids busiest?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Grand Rapids restaurants

The day before St. Patrick's Day was responsible for the biggest day of the year for Grand Rapids restaurants, while Mother's Day weekend accounted for the second biggest day of the year.

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Grand Rapids 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 229 -14% 70% $1,308 5% 54 -8% $24.13 13%
Super Bowl Sunday 141 6% 70% $1,620 30% 62 5% $26.21 23%
Valentine's Day 156 3% 89% $1,232 -2% 59 1% $20.76 -3%
St. Patrick's Day 70 31% 73% $1,893 51% 73 24% $26.05 22%
Friday before Easter 18 50% 100% $1,595 27% 73 25% $21.77 2%
Saturday before Easter 8 61% 96% $1,768 41% 72 23% $24.50 15%
Easter Sunday 317 -32% 48% $1,505 20% 49 -17% $31.01 45%
Cinco de Mayo 55 36% 80% $1,804 44% 72 23% $25.01 17%
Friday before Mother's Day 39 41% 99% $1,516 21% 72 22% $21.14 -1%
Saturday before Mother's Day 2 72% 97% $1,873 50% 76 30% $24.66 16%
Mother's Day 15 53% 77% $2,094 67% 68 16% $30.76 44%
Friday before Memorial Day 32 43% 96% $1,572 26% 72 22% $21.94 3%
Saturday before Memorial Day 61 35% 92% $1,545 23% 64 8% $24.31 14%
Memorial Day 273 -23% 62% $1,310 5% 54 -8% $24.24 14%
Friday before Father's Day 41 41% 100% $1,492 19% 69 17% $21.74 2%
Saturday before Father's Day 25 47% 95% $1,643 31% 68 17% $24.05 13%
Father's Day 56 36% 75% $1,926 54% 71 21% $27.13 27%
4th of July 301 -28% 65% $1,174 -6% 50 -15% $23.64 11%
Friday before Labor Day 50 37% 95% $1,534 23% 71 21% $21.67 2%
Saturday before Labor Day 78 28% 87% $1,555 24% 67 13% $23.37 10%
Labor Day 270 -23% 62% $1,316 5% 56 -4% $23.31 9%
Halloween 262 -22% 77% $1,077 -14% 54 -8% $20.05 -6%
Thanksgiving Eve 133 8% 70% $1,642 31% 69 18% $23.68 11%
Thanksgiving 365 -86% 16% $873 -30% 30 -48% $28.73 35%
Christmas Eve 360 -49% 44% $1,222 -2% 45 -23% $27.12 27%
Christmas Day 364 -86% 11% $1,273 2% 34 -43% $37.95 78%
New Year's Eve 354 -44% 51% $1,177 -6% 49 -16% $23.99 12%

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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