The State of Local Restaurants 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA


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

On a given day, restaurants in Philadelphia brought in $1,141 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 40 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $28.38 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,141 40 $28.38
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in Philadelphia busiest?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Philadelphia restaurants

Mother's Day weekend was responsible for the biggest day of the year, and a total of three of the top five days of the year overall for Philadelphia restaurants. The day before St. Patrick's Day was also big, coming in as the #5 day of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Mother's Day

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Mother's Day Weekend

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Mother's Day Weekend

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Philadelphia 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 309 -35% 54% $1,197 5% 37 -8% $32.22 14%
Super Bowl Sunday 116 13% 80% $1,401 23% 43 6% $32.86 16%
Valentine's Day 100 23% 90% $1,358 19% 44 10% $30.61 8%
St. Patrick's Day 119 12% 83% $1,342 18% 41 2% $32.81 16%
Friday before Easter 15 58% 95% $1,650 45% 56 39% $29.53 4%
Saturday before Easter 67 43% 93% $1,521 33% 47 17% $32.38 14%
Easter Sunday 273 -27% 49% $1,492 31% 33 -17% $44.77 58%
Cinco de Mayo 112 14% 86% $1,325 16% 40 0% $32.89 16%
Friday before Mother's Day 4 64% 98% $1,662 46% 57 42% $29.21 3%
Saturday before Mother's Day 2 66% 95% $1,732 52% 50 25% $34.59 22%
Mother's Day 1 72% 87% $1,972 73% 42 6% $46.47 64%
Friday before Memorial Day 53 45% 99% $1,456 28% 53 31% $27.59 -3%
Saturday before Memorial Day 96 27% 95% $1,322 16% 43 7% $30.81 9%
Memorial Day 331 -40% 58% $1,040 -9% 36 -10% $28.63 1%
Friday before Father's Day 18 56% 100% $1,552 36% 54 34% $28.86 2%
Saturday before Father's Day 47 46% 97% $1,500 31% 46 14% $32.81 16%
Father's Day 95 27% 86% $1,456 28% 39 -2% $37.04 31%
4th of July 361 -52% 48% $988 -13% 34 -15% $28.83 2%
Friday before Labor Day 63 43% 96% $1,486 30% 53 32% $27.93 -2%
Saturday before Labor Day 98 26% 91% $1,372 20% 44 10% $30.99 9%
Labor Day 305 -34% 59% $1,119 -2% 37 -7% $29.99 6%
Halloween 147 3% 83% $1,233 8% 45 12% $27.36 -4%
Thanksgiving Eve 89 31% 86% $1,515 33% 50 23% $30.60 8%
Thanksgiving 364 -71% 26% $1,131 -1% 26 -35% $43.37 53%
Christmas Eve 153 2% 62% $1,636 43% 35 -12% $46.47 64%
Christmas Day 365 -78% 21% $1,054 -8% 27 -34% $39.67 40%
New Year's Eve 144 4% 70% $1,478 30% 41 1% $36.49 29%

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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