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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

NORTH DAKOTA


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

North Dakota is the 28th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 7% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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How much do restaurants in North Dakota make on an average day?

On a typical day, the average restaurant in North Dakota brought in $1,251 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 43 daily transactions at an average of $28.96 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,251 43 $28.96
National Rank: 28 National Rank: 32 National Rank: 21

 

What days of the week are busiest for North Dakota restaurants?

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

 

Saturdays were especially huge, with 21% of all restaurant revenue in North Dakota coming in on that day alone. On the other hand, Mondays were the slowest day of the week for North Dakota restaurants, with only 10% of revenue generated that day.

 

 

North Dakota restaurants processed an average of 54 daily transactions on Saturdays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

North Dakotans spend more per transaction on weekends, with Saturdays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $32.55 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $7.59 less than on Saturdays.

 

What time of year do North Dakota restaurants make the most money?

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

October was the single-biggest month of the year for North Dakota restaurants, with the biggest week of the year in terms of total revenue falling on the week of October 14th through the 20th, while the first week of October was the 3rd biggest week of the year.

Springtime was also particularly big for North Dakota restaurants, with three of the top five weeks of the year falling between early April and mid-May.

 

Top 5 days for North Dakota restaurants

Meanwhile, springtime was huge for North Dakota restaurants from a single-day perspective, as each of the top 4 days of the year all fell in the months of March, April, and May.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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North Dakota 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 323 -34% 50% $1,369 9% 48 12% $28.40 -2%
Super Bowl Sunday 314 -32% 67% $1,048 -16% 37 -13% $28.00 -3%
Valentine's Day 75 30% 83% $1,628 30% 46 6% $35.47 23%
St. Patrick's Day 146 1% 64% $1,652 32% 53 22% $31.31 8%
Friday before Easter 35 48% 91% $1,678 34% 53 24% $31.44 9%
Saturday before Easter 32 50% 91% $1,708 37% 52 20% $33.00 14%
Easter Sunday 306 -30% 52% $1,417 13% 35 -19% $40.56 40%
Cinco de Mayo 96 19% 74% $1,669 34% 57 32% $29.28 1%
Friday before Mother's Day 44 42% 97% $1,529 22% 49 14% $31.17 8%
Saturday before Mother's Day 12 71% 95% $1,879 50% 57 31% $33.14 15%
Mother's Day 28 53% 78% $2,045 63% 53 22% $38.75 34%
Friday before Memorial Day 39 46% 95% $1,598 28% 52 21% $30.67 6%
Saturday before Memorial Day 68 31% 88% $1,550 24% 47 9% $32.89 14%
Memorial Day 264 -22% 60% $1,336 7% 43 0% $30.88 7%
Friday before Father's Day 63 34% 97% $1,440 15% 48 12% $29.90 3%
Saturday before Father's Day 22 56% 97% $1,680 34% 51 19% $32.77 13%
Father's Day 100 14% 74% $1,596 28% 44 3% $35.97 24%
4th of July 360 -58% 55% $784 -37% 23 -48% $34.68 20%
Friday before Labor Day 98 16% 86% $1,395 12% 51 17% $27.50 -5%
Saturday before Labor Day 86 24% 88% $1,469 17% 48 10% $30.81 6%
Labor Day 286 -26% 59% $1,320 6% 43 0% $30.52 5%
Halloween 247 -18% 84% $1,009 -19% 38 -12% $26.44 -9%
Thanksgiving Eve 154 -1% 86% $1,198 -4% 44 1% $27.48 -5%
Thanksgiving 363 -63% 28% $1,388 11% 34 -21% $40.53 40%
Christmas Eve 361 -60% 40% $1,049 -16% 28 -35% $37.19 28%
Christmas Day 365 -89% 5% $2,161 73% 53 23% $40.77 41%
New Year's Eve 252 -18% 64% $1,329 6% 41 -5% $32.47 12%

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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