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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

MISSISSIPPI


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

Mississippi is the 50th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 46% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Mississippi brought in $726 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 31 daily transactions at an average of $23.65 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$726 31 $23.65
National Rank: 50 National Rank: 49 National Rank: 46

 

What days of the week are busiest for Mississippi restaurants?

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

 

Fridays were especially huge, with 22% of all restaurant revenue in Mississippi coming in on that day alone. On the other hand, Mondays were the slowest day of the week for Mississippi restaurants, with only 9% of revenue generated that day.

 

 

Mississippi restaurants processed an average of 38 daily transactions on Fridays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

Mississippians spend more per transaction on weekends, with Saturdays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $28.15 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $7.95 less than on Saturdays.

 

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

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

May was the biggest month of the year overall for restaurants in the Magnolia State, no doubt thanks to a huge lift from Mother's Day Weekend. The week leading up to the holiday was the 2nd biggest week of the year, and the week before that was the single-biggest week of the year.

 

Top 5 days for Mississippi restaurants

The biggest day of the year for restaurants in Mississippi was Friday, April 5th. Spring was big enough to claim 4 of the top five days of the year for Mississippi restaurants, including the Friday before Mother's Day, which was the 5th biggest day of the year overall.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Easter Weekend

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3/29/19

5/10/19

Mother's Day Weekend

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Mississippi 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 363 -69% 33% $530 -27% 22 -29% $24.43 3%
Super Bowl Sunday 307 -31% 54% $707 -3% 27 -12% $26.10 10%
Valentine's Day 65 39% 84% $920 27% 35 13% $26.44 12%
St. Patrick's Day 186 -10% 51% $991 37% 36 18% $27.35 16%
Friday before Easter 2 78% 89% $1,115 54% 41 33% $27.42 16%
Saturday before Easter 60 42% 79% $1,002 38% 35 13% $29.00 23%
Easter Sunday 340 -39% 44% $774 7% 25 -19% $30.95 31%
Cinco de Mayo 133 3% 55% $1,040 43% 36 17% $28.97 23%
Friday before Mother's Day 5 71% 94% $1,022 41% 40 31% $25.47 8%
Saturday before Mother's Day 20 62% 82% $1,104 52% 35 16% $31.13 32%
Mother's Day 98 20% 56% $1,198 65% 35 13% $34.53 46%
Friday before Memorial Day 22 61% 95% $948 31% 38 22% $25.24 7%
Saturday before Memorial Day 64 40% 84% $932 28% 33 8% $28.25 20%
Memorial Day 361 -53% 42% $622 -14% 24 -22% $25.89 10%
Friday before Father's Day 11 67% 98% $952 31% 39 28% $24.33 3%
Saturday before Father's Day 31 54% 86% $994 37% 34 10% $29.40 24%
Father's Day 152 -1% 57% $969 33% 30 -2% $32.27 36%
4th of July 359 -52% 42% $639 -12% 23 -25% $27.70 17%
Friday before Labor Day 28 58% 94% $936 29% 39 27% $24.11 2%
Saturday before Labor Day 87 26% 80% $879 21% 32 4% $27.62 17%
Labor Day 360 -53% 44% $601 -17% 25 -19% $24.09 2%
Halloween 171 -6% 84% $622 -14% 28 -9% $22.16 -6%
Thanksgiving Eve 145 1% 78% $716 -1% 29 -7% $25.12 6%
Thanksgiving 364 -75% 22% $637 -12% 17 -44% $37.15 57%
Christmas Eve 362 -54% 47% $547 -25% 19 -38% $28.52 21%
Christmas Day 365 -76% 18% $756 4% 24 -23% $31.78 34%
New Year's Eve 280 -27% 61% $674 -7% 27 -13% $25.36 7%

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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