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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 Indiana. 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 Indiana

Indiana is the 40th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 22% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Indiana brought in $1,049 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 42 daily transactions at an average of $24.71 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,049 42 $24.71
National Rank: 40 National Rank: 35 National Rank: 41

 

What days of the week are busiest for Indiana restaurants?

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

 

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

 

 

Indiana restaurants processed an average of 52 daily transactions on Fridays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

Hoosiers spend more per transaction on weekends, with Saturdays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $28.65 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $7.15 less than on Saturdays.

 

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

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

May was the biggest month of the year overall for restaurants in the Hoosier 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 4th.

 

Top 5 days for Indiana 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. Memorial Day was also big from a single-day perspective for restaurants in Indiana, accounting for the third biggest day of the year overall.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Mother's Day Weekend

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Indiana 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 339 -40% 56% $962 -8% 34 -19% $28.13 14%
Super Bowl Sunday 183 -5% 76% $1,134 8% 41 -4% $27.82 13%
Valentine's Day 97 20% 89% $1,218 16% 47 11% $25.79 4%
St. Patrick's Day 119 12% 79% $1,286 23% 47 11% $27.42 11%
Friday before Easter 7 55% 96% $1,457 39% 56 31% $26.20 6%
Saturday before Easter 43 44% 93% $1,404 34% 49 15% $28.67 16%
Easter Sunday 294 -27% 61% $1,094 4% 33 -22% $32.88 33%
Cinco de Mayo 90 27% 84% $1,373 31% 48 14% $28.37 15%
Friday before Mother's Day 10 52% 98% $1,408 34% 55 29% $25.67 4%
Saturday before Mother's Day 1 67% 96% $1,581 51% 52 23% $30.40 23%
Mother's Day 2 59% 82% $1,757 68% 49 16% $35.81 45%
Friday before Memorial Day 3 58% 99% $1,450 38% 53 25% $27.41 11%
Saturday before Memorial Day 50 43% 94% $1,378 31% 48 12% $28.88 17%
Memorial Day 330 -37% 59% $971 -8% 37 -14% $26.46 7%
Friday before Father's Day 18 49% 100% $1,357 29% 52 23% $25.96 5%
Saturday before Father's Day 9 53% 96% $1,448 38% 49 15% $29.67 20%
Father's Day 70 36% 83% $1,478 41% 46 8% $32.25 31%
4th of July 328 -37% 62% $923 -12% 34 -21% $27.42 11%
Friday before Labor Day 53 43% 97% $1,335 27% 52 23% $25.48 3%
Saturday before Labor Day 49 43% 92% $1,412 35% 49 16% $28.62 16%
Labor Day 324 -36% 58% $1,007 -4% 39 -8% $25.87 5%
Halloween 251 -19% 87% $846 -19% 38 -11% $22.45 -9%
Thanksgiving Eve 135 7% 85% $1,136 8% 44 3% $25.87 5%
Thanksgiving 364 -63% 36% $919 -12% 25 -42% $37.41 51%
Christmas Eve 357 -47% 53% $910 -13% 30 -28% $29.93 21%
Christmas Day 365 -69% 19% $1,447 38% 40 -6% $36.18 46%
New Year's Eve 201 -8% 70% $1,182 13% 39 -8% $30.39 23%

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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