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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA


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

On a given day, restaurants in Los Angeles brought in $1,635 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 53 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $30.78 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,635 53 $30.78
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in Los Angeles busiest?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

What time of year do restaurants in Los Angeles make the most money?

Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Los Angeles restaurants

Mother's Day weekend 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 from a single-day perspective for restaurants in Los Angeles, accounting for two top days as well.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/12/19

Mother's Day

5/11/19

Mother's Day Weekend

6/16/19

Father's Day

6/15/19

Father's Day Weekend

5/18/19

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Los Angeles 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 307 -27% 51% $2,050 25% 49 -7% $41.68 35%
Super Bowl Sunday 187 -8% 75% $1,746 7% 48 -9% $36.32 18%
Valentine's Day 136 11% 86% $1,846 13% 53 0% $34.63 13%
St. Patrick's Day 51 33% 79% $2,408 47% 66 24% $36.71 19%
Friday before Easter 65 30% 95% $1,960 20% 63 19% $30.96 1%
Saturday before Easter 14 45% 91% $2,285 40% 63 19% $36.14 17%
Easter Sunday 149 6% 74% $2,068 27% 54 2% $38.06 24%
Cinco de Mayo 31 37% 87% $2,257 38% 64 20% $35.39 15%
Friday before Mother's Day 30 38% 97% $2,024 24% 62 17% $32.69 6%
Saturday before Mother's Day 2 65% 93% $2,531 55% 65 23% $38.85 26%
Mother's Day 1 79% 87% $2,932 79% 62 17% $47.14 53%
Friday before Memorial Day 49 33% 99% $1,923 18% 61 15% $31.37 2%
Saturday before Memorial Day 11 46% 94% $2,210 35% 62 16% $35.86 16%
Memorial Day 173 -5% 76% $1,791 10% 55 3% $32.79 7%
Friday before Father's Day 53 33% 99% $1,908 17% 61 15% $31.36 2%
Saturday before Father's Day 4 51% 95% $2,268 39% 61 15% $37.08 20%
Father's Day 3 63% 89% $2,614 60% 62 16% $42.38 38%
4th of July 316 -28% 68% $1,522 -7% 46 -13% $32.77 6%
Friday before Labor Day 103 22% 96% $1,829 12% 58 10% $31.27 2%
Saturday before Labor Day 47 33% 91% $2,091 28% 60 13% $34.96 14%
Labor Day 203 -12% 71% $1,760 8% 54 1% $32.72 6%
Halloween 234 -17% 84% $1,415 -13% 49 -9% $29.16 -5%
Thanksgiving Eve 178 -6% 84% $1,591 -3% 49 -7% $32.25 5%
Thanksgiving 364 -56% 48% $1,316 -19% 34 -37% $39.13 27%
Christmas Eve 356 -36% 63% $1,439 -12% 35 -34% $41.09 34%
Christmas Day 365 -62% 27% $1,995 22% 40 -25% $49.80 62%
New Year's Eve 220 -15% 71% $1,711 5% 45 -15% $37.93 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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