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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

MICHIGAN


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

Michigan is the 35th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 18% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Michigan brought in $1,107 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 45 daily transactions at an average of $24.80 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,107 45 $24.80
National Rank: 35 National Rank: 28 National Rank: 40

 

What days of the week are busiest for Michigan restaurants?

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Michiganders spend more per transaction on weekends, with Saturdays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $28.25 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $6.34 less than on Saturdays.

 

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

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

Summer was huge for restaurants in the Great Lakes State. August was the top month of the year, and 9 of the top 10 weeks of the year were in the months of June, July, and August. The single-biggest week of the year was the week of June 10th through the 16th, which is the week of Father's Day.

 

Top 5 days for Michigan restaurants

Mother's Day, meanwhile, was huge for Michigan restaurants, claiming the two biggest days of the year. Father's Day was also big from a single-day perspective for restaurants in Michigan, accounting for the third biggest day of the year overall.

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Michigan 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 330 -37% 55% $1,082 -2% 40 -10% $26.80 8%
Super Bowl Sunday 203 -9% 71% $1,203 9% 44 -2% $27.54 11%
Valentine's Day 148 5% 84% $1,172 6% 47 6% $24.88 0%
St. Patrick's Day 119 14% 76% $1,407 27% 50 11% $28.34 14%
Friday before Easter 21 51% 95% $1,484 34% 57 29% $25.85 4%
Saturday before Easter 55 41% 92% $1,430 29% 51 15% $27.93 13%
Easter Sunday 259 -22% 53% $1,391 26% 38 -14% $36.29 46%
Cinco de Mayo 95 22% 84% $1,358 23% 50 11% $27.39 10%
Friday before Mother's Day 40 45% 97% $1,397 26% 56 25% $25.13 1%
Saturday before Mother's Day 2 63% 96% $1,589 44% 55 24% $28.72 16%
Mother's Day 1 71% 84% $1,902 72% 53 18% $35.98 45%
Friday before Memorial Day 18 51% 99% $1,424 29% 56 24% $25.65 3%
Saturday before Memorial Day 41 45% 95% $1,430 29% 50 13% $28.43 15%
Memorial Day 288 -27% 63% $1,081 -2% 40 -9% $26.71 8%
Friday before Father's Day 8 56% 100% $1,457 32% 57 27% $25.74 4%
Saturday before Father's Day 3 60% 98% $1,532 38% 54 21% $28.48 15%
Father's Day 25 49% 85% $1,631 47% 52 15% $31.64 28%
4th of July 240 -17% 62% $1,264 14% 45 1% $28.07 13%
Friday before Labor Day 32 47% 95% $1,455 31% 56 25% $26.05 5%
Saturday before Labor Day 43 44% 91% $1,483 34% 52 17% $28.38 14%
Labor Day 268 -23% 58% $1,247 13% 46 2% $27.37 10%
Halloween 248 -18% 76% $1,011 -9% 43 -3% $23.45 -6%
Thanksgiving Eve 107 17% 78% $1,391 26% 54 20% $25.89 4%
Thanksgiving 362 -54% 30% $1,428 29% 41 -9% $35.12 42%
Christmas Eve 351 -45% 48% $1,062 -4% 37 -17% $28.77 16%
Christmas Day 365 -80% 14% $1,381 25% 39 -14% $35.76 44%
New Year's Eve 212 -12% 64% $1,296 17% 42 -6% $30.82 24%

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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