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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

KANSAS


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

Kansas is the 45th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 28% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Kansas brought in $975 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 40 daily transactions at an average of $24.19 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$975 40 $24.19
National Rank: 45 National Rank: 40 National Rank: 45

 

What days of the week are busiest for Kansas restaurants?

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

 

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

 

 

Kansas restaurants processed an average of 48 daily transactions on Fridays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

Kansans spend more per transaction on weekends, with Sundays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $29.37 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $9.33 less than on Sundays.

 

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

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

May was the biggest month of the year overall for restaurants in the Sunflower 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 Kansas 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. Spring break was also big for restaurants in Kansas, accounting for two top days as well.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/11/19

Mother's Day Weekend

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5/12/19

Mother's Day

5/18/19

Saturday Saturday Saturday Sunday Saturday

 

Kansas 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 337 -38% 52% $978 0% 29 -29% $34.17 41%
Super Bowl Sunday 204 -8% 72% $1,044 7% 36 -11% $28.93 20%
Valentine's Day 63 40% 89% $1,285 32% 50 24% $25.72 6%
St. Patrick's Day 107 12% 75% $1,215 25% 42 5% $28.70 19%
Friday before Easter 6 57% 95% $1,353 39% 53 31% $25.67 6%
Saturday before Easter 30 47% 96% $1,248 28% 43 6% $29.35 21%
Easter Sunday 265 -22% 58% $1,098 13% 32 -22% $34.80 44%
Cinco de Mayo 99 15% 72% $1,292 32% 44 8% $29.53 22%
Friday before Mother's Day 10 54% 98% $1,286 32% 50 23% $25.90 7%
Saturday before Mother's Day 1 75% 97% $1,467 50% 47 17% $31.04 28%
Mother's Day 4 64% 77% $1,732 78% 46 13% $38.02 57%
Friday before Memorial Day 22 49% 97% $1,259 29% 48 20% $25.97 7%
Saturday before Memorial Day 17 51% 95% $1,295 33% 43 7% $30.12 25%
Memorial Day 362 -50% 47% $870 -11% 34 -16% $25.66 6%
Friday before Father's Day 9 55% 100% $1,263 30% 49 22% $25.71 6%
Saturday before Father's Day 19 50% 99% $1,236 27% 42 5% $29.20 21%
Father's Day 80 33% 76% $1,425 46% 42 4% $34.06 41%
4th of July 360 -50% 52% $794 -19% 30 -26% $26.76 11%
Friday before Labor Day 31 46% 96% $1,240 27% 50 24% $24.74 2%
Saturday before Labor Day 66 40% 94% $1,218 25% 41 2% $29.50 22%
Labor Day 354 -47% 51% $860 -12% 34 -17% $25.64 6%
Halloween 252 -17% 84% $801 -18% 38 -6% $21.15 -13%
Thanksgiving Eve 103 13% 82% $1,128 16% 43 8% $25.98 7%
Thanksgiving 364 -73% 28% $789 -19% 22 -45% $35.62 47%
Christmas Eve 363 -52% 47% $846 -13% 29 -29% $29.62 23%
Christmas Day 365 -81% 18% $871 -11% 27 -33% $32.18 33%
New Year's Eve 201 -8% 66% $1,142 17% 36 -10% $31.34 30%

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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