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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

NEW HAVEN, CT


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

On a given day, restaurants in New Haven brought in $1,334 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 40 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $33.01 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,334 40 $33.01
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in New Haven busiest?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

New Haven 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 New Haven? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for New Haven restaurants

May 18th was the biggest day of the year, for New Haven restaurants. Mother's Day weekend was also big, accounting for two top days as well.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Mother's Day Weekend

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Mother's Day

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New Haven 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 362 -62% 53% $825 -38% 26 -36% $31.87 -3%
Super Bowl Sunday 182 -8% 72% $1,453 9% 41 1% $35.47 7%
Valentine's Day 84 39% 89% $1,784 34% 47 16% $38.19 16%
St. Patrick's Day 163 -3% 81% $1,377 3% 37 -8% $37.06 12%
Friday before Easter 44 54% 97% $1,823 37% 54 33% $33.93 3%
Saturday before Easter 60 47% 96% $1,747 31% 46 15% $37.72 14%
Easter Sunday 184 -9% 52% $2,004 50% 30 -25% $65.78 99%
Cinco de Mayo 156 -1% 81% $1,404 5% 37 -9% $38.31 16%
Friday before Mother's Day 34 59% 97% $1,879 41% 55 37% $33.89 3%
Saturday before Mother's Day 2 94% 98% $2,254 69% 56 38% $40.27 22%
Mother's Day 5 78% 85% $2,400 80% 41 1% $58.70 78%
Friday before Memorial Day 7 76% 99% $2,023 52% 57 41% $35.37 7%
Saturday before Memorial Day 33 59% 98% $1,848 38% 51 26% $36.18 10%
Memorial Day 318 -41% 54% $1,230 -8% 43 5% $28.94 -12%
Friday before Father's Day 10 75% 98% $2,026 52% 56 39% $36.12 9%
Saturday before Father's Day 8 76% 98% $2,038 53% 51 26% $40.10 21%
Father's Day 96 30% 86% $1,737 30% 39 -3% $44.33 34%
4th of July 335 -48% 49% $1,214 -9% 41 0% $29.94 -9%
Friday before Labor Day 20 67% 97% $1,948 46% 58 43% $33.62 2%
Saturday before Labor Day 56 49% 97% $1,758 32% 50 24% $35.08 6%
Labor Day 301 -35% 54% $1,363 2% 48 19% $28.22 -15%
Halloween 180 -8% 86% $1,229 -8% 41 1% $30.13 -9%
Thanksgiving Eve 101 22% 84% $1,654 24% 52 29% $31.82 -4%
Thanksgiving 357 -57% 28% $1,741 30% 29 -27% $59.04 79%
Christmas Eve 232 -19% 54% $1,702 28% 35 -14% $49.11 49%
Christmas Day 365 -86% 18% $927 -31% 26 -35% $35.28 7%
New Year's Eve 102 18% 71% $1,893 42% 44 8% $43.44 32%

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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