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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

LOUISIANA


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

Louisiana is the 17th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating right around the national average in daily revenue.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Louisiana brought in $1,389 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 52 daily transactions at an average of $26.78 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,389 52 $26.78
National Rank: 17 National Rank: 12 National Rank: 29

 

What days of the week are busiest for Louisiana restaurants?

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

 

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

 

 

Louisiana restaurants processed an average of 63 daily transactions on Fridays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

Louisianians spend more per transaction on weekends, with Saturdays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $30.00 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $6.05 less than on Saturdays.

 

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

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

The months around spring break and, of course, Mardi Gras were huge for restaurants in the Pelican State. March was the biggest month of the year overall, and 5 of the top 10 weeks of the year were from February through early April.

While March may have been the biggest month of the year overall, Mother's Day was responsible for the single-biggest week of the year for Louisiana restaurants: May 6th through the 12th.

 

Top 5 days for Louisiana restaurants

The Saturday before Mardi Gras was the biggest day of the year for Louisiana restaurants from a single-day perspective, while the Friday before was the 5th biggest day. Each of the rest of the top days of the year were during the months of March and April.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Louisiana 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 361 -43% 46% $1,437 4% 53 2% $27.29 2%
Super Bowl Sunday 204 -10% 62% $1,670 20% 60 16% $27.69 3%
Valentine's Day 53 38% 88% $1,828 32% 59 14% $31.06 16%
St. Patrick's Day 99 15% 66% $2,033 46% 67 30% $30.12 13%
Friday before Easter 4 67% 90% $2,144 54% 66 27% $32.46 21%
Saturday before Easter 19 52% 88% $2,021 46% 62 20% $32.48 21%
Easter Sunday 150 0% 53% $2,204 59% 59 15% $37.10 39%
Cinco de Mayo 116 9% 66% $1,913 38% 66 27% $29.01 8%
Friday before Mother's Day 15 54% 95% $1,887 36% 64 23% $29.67 11%
Saturday before Mother's Day 11 59% 90% $2,049 48% 61 18% $33.58 25%
Mother's Day 22 50% 69% $2,513 81% 64 24% $39.07 46%
Friday before Memorial Day 26 48% 99% $1,746 26% 63 21% $27.74 4%
Saturday before Memorial Day 23 50% 90% $1,935 39% 62 20% $30.99 16%
Memorial Day 296 -25% 64% $1,371 -1% 54 3% $25.62 -4%
Friday before Father's Day 24 48% 100% $1,728 24% 62 19% $28.07 5%
Saturday before Father's Day 27 48% 94% $1,829 32% 58 13% $31.30 17%
Father's Day 117 9% 70% $1,809 30% 56 8% $32.42 21%
4th of July 261 -19% 55% $1,720 24% 68 32% $25.16 -6%
Friday before Labor Day 35 45% 97% $1,731 25% 64 23% $27.16 1%
Saturday before Labor Day 44 41% 89% $1,843 33% 65 25% $28.36 6%
Labor Day 315 -28% 58% $1,434 3% 55 6% $26.02 -3%
Halloween 226 -15% 89% $1,118 -20% 46 -12% $24.38 -9%
Thanksgiving Eve 113 9% 84% $1,506 8% 52 0% $29.03 8%
Thanksgiving 364 -60% 29% $1,625 17% 61 19% $26.45 -1%
Christmas Eve 357 -41% 51% $1,332 -4% 45 -13% $29.57 10%
Christmas Day 365 -72% 23% $1,424 3% 49 -6% $29.22 9%
New Year's Eve 207 -11% 70% $1,479 7% 51 -2% $29.19 9%

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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