The State of Local Restaurants 2020

NEW YORK, NY


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

On a given day, restaurants in New York brought in $1,402 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 42 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $33.55 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,402 42 $33.55
     

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

New York 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 York? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for New York restaurants

Mother's Day weekend was responsible for the biggest day of the year, and a total of two of the top five days of the year for New York restaurants. Father's Day weekend was also big, accounting for the #5 day of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/12/19

Mother's Day

5/11/19

Mother's Day Weekend

5/18/19

3/30/19

6/15/19

Father's Day Weekend

Sunday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday

 

New York 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 281 -26% 59% $1,527 9% 36 -15% $42.86 28%
Super Bowl Sunday 168 0% 79% $1,554 11% 39 -6% $39.48 18%
Valentine's Day 66 36% 90% $1,861 33% 50 21% $36.88 10%
St. Patrick's Day 103 20% 83% $1,768 26% 43 4% $40.70 21%
Friday before Easter 51 38% 95% $1,797 28% 52 24% $34.59 3%
Saturday before Easter 78 30% 92% $1,727 23% 43 3% $40.22 20%
Easter Sunday 139 8% 66% $2,011 43% 38 -9% $53.01 58%
Cinco de Mayo 93 24% 87% $1,743 24% 41 -2% $42.65 27%
Friday before Mother's Day 27 44% 98% $1,801 28% 52 25% $34.35 2%
Saturday before Mother's Day 2 75% 95% $2,263 61% 50 21% $44.91 34%
Mother's Day 1 93% 87% $2,717 94% 45 7% $60.83 81%
Friday before Memorial Day 45 40% 99% $1,730 23% 51 21% $34.19 2%
Saturday before Memorial Day 62 36% 95% $1,759 25% 44 4% $40.29 20%
Memorial Day 258 -22% 71% $1,362 -3% 38 -9% $35.63 6%
Friday before Father's Day 18 49% 100% $1,837 31% 54 29% $34.12 2%
Saturday before Father's Day 5 61% 97% $2,036 45% 47 13% $43.00 28%
Father's Day 10 54% 89% $2,126 52% 43 3% $49.35 47%
4th of July 316 -33% 60% $1,369 -2% 39 -7% $35.08 5%
Friday before Labor Day 70 32% 94% $1,723 23% 49 18% $34.99 4%
Saturday before Labor Day 81 29% 90% $1,773 26% 44 5% $40.56 21%
Labor Day 253 -21% 68% $1,429 2% 39 -6% $36.37 8%
Halloween 214 -12% 79% $1,362 -3% 45 7% $30.39 -9%
Thanksgiving Eve 132 11% 85% $1,600 14% 48 14% $33.44 0%
Thanksgiving 362 -49% 38% $1,631 16% 33 -22% $50.11 49%
Christmas Eve 205 -11% 62% $1,771 26% 34 -20% $52.70 57%
Christmas Day 365 -61% 32% $1,503 7% 31 -27% $49.07 46%
New Year's Eve 159 2% 66% $1,893 35% 41 -2% $46.16 38%

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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