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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 Maine. 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 Maine

Maine is the 34th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 16% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Maine brought in $1,135 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 44 daily transactions at an average of $25.55 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,135 44 $25.55
National Rank: 34 National Rank: 29 National Rank: 33

 

What days of the week are busiest for Maine restaurants?

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

 

Saturdays were especially huge, with 21% of all restaurant revenue in Maine coming in on that day alone. On the other hand, Mondays were the slowest day of the week for Maine restaurants, with only 9% of revenue generated that day.

 

 

Maine restaurants processed an average of 55 daily transactions on Fridays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

Mainers spend more per transaction on weekends, with Saturdays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $29.38 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $7.29 less than on Saturdays.

 

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

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

Summer was huge for restaurants in the Pine Tree State. August was the top month of the year, and each 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 for Maine restaurants: August 5th through the 11th.

 

Top 5 days for Maine restaurants

Summer was huge for restaurants in Maine, accounting for all top five days of the year for local restaurants.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Mother's Day Weekend

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Maine 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 298 -34% 54% $1,140 1% 42 -7% $27.48 8%
Super Bowl Sunday 253 -23% 71% $1,023 -10% 38 -14% $26.75 5%
Valentine's Day 132 11% 86% $1,222 8% 44 -1% $27.67 8%
St. Patrick's Day 185 -7% 72% $1,213 7% 51 14% $23.88 -7%
Friday before Easter 56 48% 95% $1,462 29% 55 25% $26.42 3%
Saturday before Easter 65 40% 90% $1,459 29% 51 15% $28.54 12%
Easter Sunday 251 -22% 61% $1,205 6% 40 -11% $30.43 19%
Cinco de Mayo 252 -23% 64% $1,140 0% 47 7% $24.00 -6%
Friday before Mother's Day 39 55% 96% $1,523 34% 58 31% $26.27 3%
Saturday before Mother's Day 5 76% 93% $1,787 58% 58 31% $30.84 21%
Mother's Day 34 58% 80% $1,858 64% 53 19% $35.02 37%
Friday before Memorial Day 32 59% 98% $1,522 34% 57 29% $26.54 4%
Saturday before Memorial Day 27 61% 95% $1,599 41% 54 21% $29.74 16%
Memorial Day 218 -15% 70% $1,149 1% 41 -7% $27.87 9%
Friday before Father's Day 19 65% 100% $1,556 37% 57 28% $27.32 7%
Saturday before Father's Day 21 62% 97% $1,582 39% 54 23% $29.04 14%
Father's Day 68 38% 81% $1,611 42% 49 10% $33.07 29%
4th of July 188 -8% 57% $1,536 35% 48 9% $31.87 25%
Friday before Labor Day 30 60% 98% $1,542 36% 56 27% $27.29 7%
Saturday before Labor Day 23 62% 93% $1,645 45% 55 24% $29.78 17%
Labor Day 193 -9% 65% $1,329 17% 45 1% $29.56 16%
Halloween 237 -20% 82% $925 -19% 40 -10% $23.05 -10%
Thanksgiving Eve 127 12% 83% $1,269 12% 50 12% $25.48 0%
Thanksgiving 330 -43% 36% $1,486 31% 36 -19% $41.14 61%
Christmas Eve 122 15% 64% $1,687 49% 44 0% $38.05 49%
Christmas Day 322 -41% 25% $2,238 97% 54 21% $41.69 63%
New Year's Eve 129 12% 62% $1,712 51% 47 6% $36.50 43%

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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