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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

OHIO


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

Ohio is the 49th-ranked state for average daily restaurant revenue in the country, generating 35% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a typical day, the average restaurant in Ohio brought in $884 in revenue. The average restaurant also processed about 36 daily transactions at an average of $24.45 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$884 36 $24.45
National Rank: 49 National Rank: 44 National Rank: 44

 

What days of the week are busiest for Ohio restaurants?

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

 

Saturdays were especially huge, with 20% of all restaurant revenue in Ohio coming in on that day alone. On the other hand, Mondays were the slowest day of the week for Ohio restaurants, with only 9% of revenue generated that day.

 

 

Ohio restaurants processed an average of 45 daily transactions on Fridays, more than any other day of the week.

 

 

Ohioans spend more per transaction on weekends, with Saturdays boasting the largest average ticket of the week at $27.71 per ticket. Average ticket price is lowest on Mondays, when diners spent an average of $6.02 less than on Saturdays.

 

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

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

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

 

Top 5 days for Ohio restaurants

Mother's Day was responsible for the single-biggest day of the year for local restaurants in Ohio. Spring was big for restaurants in Ohio overall, accounting for all top 5 days of the year.

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Ohio 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 358 -49% 52% $756 -15% 26 -28% $28.93 18%
Super Bowl Sunday 197 -7% 76% $938 6% 35 -4% $27.06 11%
Valentine's Day 102 16% 91% $976 10% 37 4% $26.03 7%
St. Patrick's Day 101 17% 78% $1,152 30% 43 19% $26.76 9%
Friday before Easter 7 59% 96% $1,266 43% 48 32% $26.57 9%
Saturday before Easter 60 42% 94% $1,165 32% 42 16% $27.76 14%
Easter Sunday 321 -34% 55% $917 4% 28 -22% $32.71 34%
Cinco de Mayo 105 13% 81% $1,077 22% 40 10% $27.09 11%
Friday before Mother's Day 8 59% 99% $1,235 40% 48 32% $25.81 6%
Saturday before Mother's Day 1 64% 96% $1,312 48% 45 25% $28.96 18%
Mother's Day 35 47% 80% $1,416 60% 41 14% $34.54 41%
Friday before Memorial Day 21 53% 99% $1,181 34% 46 27% $25.79 5%
Saturday before Memorial Day 55 43% 96% $1,152 30% 41 13% $28.20 15%
Memorial Day 362 -51% 52% $728 -18% 31 -14% $23.32 -5%
Friday before Father's Day 10 58% 100% $1,210 37% 48 33% $25.24 3%
Saturday before Father's Day 13 57% 98% $1,229 39% 43 19% $28.69 17%
Father's Day 98 20% 81% $1,144 29% 38 6% $29.98 23%
4th of July 350 -44% 57% $756 -14% 30 -16% $24.89 2%
Friday before Labor Day 58 43% 96% $1,136 29% 45 26% $25.03 2%
Saturday before Labor Day 74 38% 93% $1,135 28% 41 14% $27.60 13%
Labor Day 353 -44% 52% $816 -8% 35 -3% $23.38 -4%
Halloween 229 -14% 86% $766 -13% 34 -6% $22.55 -8%
Thanksgiving Eve 100 18% 85% $1,063 20% 43 18% $24.97 2%
Thanksgiving 364 -65% 34% $781 -12% 25 -32% $31.84 30%
Christmas Eve 355 -48% 53% $762 -14% 25 -30% $30.18 23%
Christmas Day 365 -75% 20% $976 11% 31 -15% $31.85 30%
New Year's Eve 192 -7% 72% $994 13% 34 -5% $28.98 19%

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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