The State of Local Restaurants 2020

NEW ORLEANS, LA


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

On a given day, restaurants in New Orleans brought in $1,393 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 49 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $28.28 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,393 49 $28.28
     

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

New Orleans 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 Orleans? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for New Orleans restaurants

Mardi Gras was massive for restaurants in New Orleans, with the weekend prior to Mardi Gras Day accounting for three of the top five days of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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New Orleans 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 198 -11% 57% $1,883 35% 64 31% $29.21 3%
Super Bowl Sunday 115 15% 73% $1,911 37% 64 29% $30.07 6%
Valentine's Day 83 25% 93% $1,625 17% 50 1% $32.55 15%
St. Patrick's Day 47 39% 76% $2,200 58% 70 43% $31.28 11%
Friday before Easter 6 77% 91% $2,361 70% 68 38% $34.70 23%
Saturday before Easter 15 66% 88% $2,295 65% 72 47% $31.80 12%
Easter Sunday 38 44% 65% $2,696 94% 75 52% $35.99 27%
Cinco de Mayo 100 20% 73% $1,993 43% 65 32% $30.75 9%
Friday before Mother's Day 58 34% 95% $1,715 23% 58 18% $29.60 5%
Saturday before Mother's Day 13 68% 94% $2,172 56% 65 33% $33.28 18%
Mother's Day 18 60% 75% $2,590 86% 65 32% $39.96 41%
Friday before Memorial Day 52 36% 95% $1,744 25% 60 22% $29.05 3%
Saturday before Memorial Day 14 66% 91% $2,208 59% 70 43% $31.38 11%
Memorial Day 186 -9% 69% $1,585 14% 58 17% $27.45 -3%
Friday before Father's Day 69 31% 98% $1,623 17% 56 14% $28.87 2%
Saturday before Father's Day 35 45% 94% $1,880 35% 60 22% $31.36 11%
Father's Day 104 18% 75% $1,919 38% 59 19% $32.64 15%
4th of July 194 -11% 62% $1,736 25% 74 51% $23.39 -17%
Friday before Labor Day 70 31% 96% $1,652 19% 59 21% $27.79 -2%
Saturday before Labor Day 29 49% 89% $2,014 45% 73 48% $27.56 -3%
Labor Day 221 -16% 68% $1,508 8% 55 12% $27.27 -4%
Halloween 199 -11% 92% $1,169 -16% 45 -8% $25.71 -9%
Thanksgiving Eve 147 4% 85% $1,471 6% 54 10% $27.28 -4%
Thanksgiving 335 -36% 42% $1,850 33% 70 41% $26.58 -6%
Christmas Eve 256 -22% 53% $1,790 29% 58 18% $30.85 9%
Christmas Day 365 -60% 35% $1,368 -2% 49 0% $27.81 -2%
New Year's Eve 135 8% 72% $1,815 30% 59 20% $30.76 9%

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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