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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

IDAHO


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

Idaho is the 41st-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 23% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Idaho brought in $1,045 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 39 daily transactions at an average of $26.90 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,045 39 $26.90
National Rank: 41 National Rank: 41 National Rank: 28

 

What days of the week are busiest for Idaho restaurants?

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

 

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

 

 

Idaho restaurants processed an average of 47 daily transactions on Fridays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

Idahoans spend more per transaction on weekends, with Sundays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $30.75 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $6.84 less than on Sundays.

 

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

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

Summer was huge for restaurants in the Gem State. July was the top month of the year, and 7 of the top 10 weeks of the year were in the months of June, July, and August. This includes the single-biggest week of the year: July 22nd through the 28th.

 

Top 5 days for Idaho restaurants

While summer was huge from a weekly and monthly perspective, the month of March was huge from a single-day perspective for Idaho restaurants. Each of the top 4 days of the year were all Saturdays in March.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Idaho 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 293 -25% 48% $1,360 30% 43 11% $31.55 17%
Super Bowl Sunday 332 -34% 62% $936 -11% 32 -17% $29.09 8%
Valentine's Day 54 40% 90% $1,358 30% 46 18% $29.53 10%
St. Patrick's Day 169 -3% 66% $1,300 24% 45 15% $29.10 8%
Friday before Easter 33 47% 95% $1,354 30% 51 31% $26.59 -1%
Saturday before Easter 23 51% 94% $1,403 34% 49 26% $28.73 7%
Easter Sunday 344 -37% 54% $1,017 -3% 32 -17% $31.44 17%
Cinco de Mayo 130 6% 67% $1,387 33% 47 21% $29.57 10%
Friday before Mother's Day 30 48% 98% $1,317 26% 48 24% $27.31 2%
Saturday before Mother's Day 8 58% 96% $1,442 38% 48 24% $29.93 11%
Mother's Day 84 24% 69% $1,589 52% 45 16% $35.35 31%
Friday before Memorial Day 18 52% 97% $1,363 30% 49 26% $27.77 3%
Saturday before Memorial Day 21 51% 93% $1,424 36% 47 22% $30.13 12%
Memorial Day 247 -18% 64% $1,120 7% 41 5% $27.53 2%
Friday before Father's Day 47 43% 98% $1,281 23% 46 19% $27.60 3%
Saturday before Father's Day 41 45% 93% $1,365 31% 47 21% $29.01 8%
Father's Day 100 16% 67% $1,519 45% 45 15% $33.96 26%
4th of July 331 -33% 56% $1,043 0% 34 -12% $30.42 13%
Friday before Labor Day 66 32% 93% $1,241 19% 45 17% $27.35 2%
Saturday before Labor Day 80 26% 88% $1,251 20% 43 11% $28.89 7%
Labor Day 244 -18% 61% $1,186 14% 40 3% $29.57 10%
Halloween 256 -19% 82% $869 -17% 36 -8% $24.40 -9%
Thanksgiving Eve 173 -3% 82% $1,033 -1% 36 -7% $28.42 6%
Thanksgiving 364 -85% 31% $431 -59% 12 -70% $37.05 38%
Christmas Eve 328 -33% 57% $1,039 -1% 27 -30% $37.93 41%
Christmas Day 365 -92% 12% $614 -41% 16 -59% $38.07 42%
New Year's Eve 245 -18% 68% $1,060 1% 35 -9% $29.98 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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