The State of Local Restaurants 2020

MEMPHIS, TN


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

On a given day, restaurants in Memphis brought in $1,161 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 46 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $25.22 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,161 46 $25.22
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in Memphis busiest?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Memphis 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 Memphis? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Memphis restaurants

Father'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. Summer was also big for restaurants in Memphis, as all top 5 days were in the months of June, July, and August.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Father's Day Weekend

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Memphis 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 324 -33% 59% $1,073 -8% 40 -13% $26.77 6%
Super Bowl Sunday 185 -4% 71% $1,280 10% 43 -6% $29.54 17%
Valentine's Day 133 8% 82% $1,252 8% 47 2% $26.55 5%
St. Patrick's Day 132 8% 74% $1,389 20% 48 5% $28.69 14%
Friday before Easter 55 37% 87% $1,491 28% 57 23% $26.26 4%
Saturday before Easter 70 31% 83% $1,497 29% 52 12% $28.93 15%
Easter Sunday 259 -21% 61% $1,224 5% 38 -18% $32.56 29%
Cinco de Mayo 64 35% 78% $1,629 40% 51 11% $31.76 26%
Friday before Mother's Day 72 30% 91% $1,359 17% 53 16% $25.47 1%
Saturday before Mother's Day 58 36% 87% $1,480 27% 51 10% $29.25 16%
Mother's Day 92 24% 70% $1,670 44% 43 -8% $39.27 56%
Friday before Memorial Day 18 51% 96% $1,487 28% 59 28% $25.28 0%
Saturday before Memorial Day 43 42% 90% $1,497 29% 51 11% $29.34 16%
Memorial Day 303 -28% 68% $1,016 -13% 38 -18% $26.93 7%
Friday before Father's Day 3 56% 100% $1,484 28% 59 29% $25.05 -1%
Saturday before Father's Day 16 52% 92% $1,569 35% 54 18% $28.90 15%
Father's Day 76 29% 79% $1,545 33% 46 1% $33.28 32%
4th of July 296 -26% 62% $1,123 -3% 38 -16% $29.18 16%
Friday before Labor Day 23 50% 94% $1,515 30% 61 33% $24.66 -2%
Saturday before Labor Day 30 47% 90% $1,552 34% 57 24% $27.29 8%
Labor Day 254 -20% 62% $1,216 5% 45 -3% $27.11 8%
Halloween 179 -3% 85% $1,084 -7% 46 0% $23.43 -7%
Thanksgiving Eve 112 14% 76% $1,436 24% 52 14% $27.40 9%
Thanksgiving 365 -72% 29% $935 -20% 33 -29% $28.70 14%
Christmas Eve 313 -31% 59% $1,115 -4% 38 -18% $29.39 17%
Christmas Day 364 -61% 29% $1,269 9% 37 -19% $33.90 34%
New Year's Eve 111 15% 66% $1,655 42% 57 24% $29.04 15%

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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