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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 Hawaii. 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 Hawaii

Hawaii is the 9th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 15% more in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Hawaii brought in $1,547 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 46 daily transactions at an average of $33.37 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,547 46 $33.37
National Rank: 9 National Rank: 26 National Rank: 3

 

What days of the week are busiest for Hawaii restaurants?

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

 

Saturdays were especially huge, with 18% of all restaurant revenue in Hawaii coming in on that day alone. On the other hand, Mondays were the slowest day of the week for Hawaii restaurants, with only 12% of revenue generated that day.

 

 

Hawaii restaurants processed an average of 53 daily transactions on Saturdays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

Hawaii residents spend more per transaction on weekends, with Sundays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $37.36 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Tuesdays, when diners spent an average of $6.49 less than on Sundays.

 

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

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

Summer was huge for restaurants in the Aloha 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 Hawaii restaurants: July 29th through August 4th.

 

Top 5 days for Hawaii restaurants

Mother's Day 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 for restaurants in Hawaii, accounting for the third biggest day of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Mother's Day

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Father's Day

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Mother's Day Weekend

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Hawaii 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 363 -35% 50% $1,753 13% 46 -1% $38.12 14%
Super Bowl Sunday 259 -13% 79% $1,485 -4% 42 -10% $35.53 7%
Valentine's Day 71 17% 90% $1,758 14% 49 6% $35.80 7%
St. Patrick's Day 131 7% 81% $1,780 15% 49 6% $36.25 9%
Friday before Easter 67 19% 93% $1,704 10% 51 10% $33.57 1%
Saturday before Easter 31 27% 93% $1,837 19% 52 12% $35.29 6%
Easter Sunday 116 9% 78% $1,888 22% 48 4% $39.23 18%
Cinco de Mayo 110 10% 83% $1,784 15% 48 4% $36.93 11%
Friday before Mother's Day 66 19% 97% $1,647 7% 48 3% $34.43 3%
Saturday before Mother's Day 5 39% 92% $2,033 31% 53 15% $38.23 15%
Mother's Day 1 46% 82% $2,383 54% 51 11% $46.48 39%
Friday before Memorial Day 56 21% 95% $1,702 10% 51 10% $33.46 0%
Saturday before Memorial Day 14 34% 94% $1,908 23% 53 15% $35.86 8%
Memorial Day 286 -16% 75% $1,514 -2% 45 -4% $33.99 2%
Friday before Father's Day 44 24% 100% $1,661 7% 48 3% $34.84 4%
Saturday before Father's Day 21 32% 97% $1,815 17% 50 9% $36.01 8%
Father's Day 3 41% 85% $2,229 44% 53 14% $42.15 26%
4th of July 214 -6% 80% $1,583 2% 43 -7% $36.82 10%
Friday before Labor Day 64 19% 94% $1,702 10% 51 10% $33.50 0%
Saturday before Labor Day 32 27% 93% $1,834 19% 52 13% $35.11 5%
Labor Day 256 -12% 73% $1,616 4% 48 4% $33.43 0%
Halloween 264 -13% 84% $1,397 -10% 44 -5% $31.59 -5%
Thanksgiving Eve 236 -9% 80% $1,525 -1% 46 -2% $33.44 0%
Thanksgiving 365 -55% 44% $1,374 -11% 32 -31% $42.63 28%
Christmas Eve 249 -11% 63% $1,903 23% 48 4% $39.61 19%
Christmas Day 364 -46% 32% $2,272 47% 39 -16% $58.47 75%
New Year's Eve 170 0% 69% $1,939 25% 53 13% $36.91 11%

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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