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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

MILWAUKEE, WI


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

On a given day, restaurants in Milwaukee brought in $937 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 34 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $27.96 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$937 34 $27.96
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in Milwaukee busiest?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Milwaukee restaurants

August 16th was responsible for the single-biggest day of the year for local restaurants in Milwaukee. June was also big for restaurants in Milwaukee, accounting for the second and third biggest days of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Memorial Day Weekend

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Milwaukee 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 296 -33% 50% $1,010 8% 37 9% $27.64 -1%
Super Bowl Sunday 163 -2% 73% $1,024 9% 35 3% $29.66 6%
Valentine's Day 134 6% 83% $974 4% 35 4% $28.02 0%
St. Patrick's Day 96 28% 77% $1,279 36% 42 27% $30.10 8%
Friday before Easter 12 63% 91% $1,368 46% 45 34% $30.46 9%
Saturday before Easter 91 33% 90% $1,122 20% 36 9% $30.77 10%
Easter Sunday 242 -20% 64% $958 2% 26 -22% $36.48 30%
Cinco de Mayo 131 7% 80% $1,029 10% 36 7% $28.57 2%
Friday before Mother's Day 16 61% 93% $1,321 41% 44 32% $29.87 7%
Saturday before Mother's Day 13 63% 91% $1,368 46% 41 22% $33.42 20%
Mother's Day 77 44% 81% $1,346 44% 37 12% $35.95 29%
Friday before Memorial Day 4 67% 98% $1,302 39% 42 24% $31.25 12%
Saturday before Memorial Day 76 44% 94% $1,171 25% 37 12% $31.26 12%
Memorial Day 315 -41% 56% $803 -14% 29 -14% $27.97 0%
Friday before Father's Day 11 64% 98% $1,274 36% 43 29% $29.37 5%
Saturday before Father's Day 18 60% 95% $1,291 38% 40 20% $32.23 15%
Father's Day 90 35% 82% $1,250 33% 36 8% $34.42 23%
4th of July 255 -23% 62% $952 2% 30 -12% $32.25 15%
Friday before Labor Day 39 54% 94% $1,249 33% 43 27% $29.30 5%
Saturday before Labor Day 73 45% 89% $1,246 33% 39 17% $31.71 13%
Labor Day 251 -22% 54% $1,096 17% 36 7% $30.59 9%
Halloween 266 -26% 81% $700 -25% 28 -15% $24.70 -12%
Thanksgiving Eve 151 0% 79% $969 3% 34 1% $28.73 3%
Thanksgiving 363 -66% 38% $681 -27% 18 -47% $38.34 37%
Christmas Eve 328 -46% 50% $822 -12% 23 -32% $35.84 28%
Christmas Day 365 -72% 25% $865 -8% 23 -30% $36.88 32%
New Year's Eve 170 -3% 62% $1,191 27% 34 2% $34.76 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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