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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

RALEIGH, NC


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

On a given day, restaurants in Raleigh brought in $2,010 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 78 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $25.79 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$2,010 78 $25.79
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in Raleigh busiest?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Raleigh 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 Raleigh? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Raleigh 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 overall. Spring break was also big for restaurants in Raleigh, accounting for two top days.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Mother's Day Weekend

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Raleigh 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 350 -42% 57% $1,793 -11% 69 -11% $25.82 0%
Super Bowl Sunday 224 -14% 72% $2,089 4% 78 0% $26.78 4%
Valentine's Day 54 43% 87% $2,859 42% 91 17% $31.29 21%
St. Patrick's Day 119 5% 72% $2,524 26% 93 19% $27.27 6%
Friday before Easter 102 17% 93% $2,195 9% 81 4% $27.00 5%
Saturday before Easter 60 41% 94% $2,620 30% 93 19% $28.30 10%
Easter Sunday 293 -26% 57% $2,289 14% 79 1% $29.08 13%
Cinco de Mayo 96 25% 81% $2,692 34% 97 24% $27.88 8%
Friday before Mother's Day 3 66% 99% $2,940 46% 106 37% $27.64 7%
Saturday before Mother's Day 1 84% 97% $3,294 64% 100 28% $32.91 28%
Mother's Day 16 56% 84% $3,235 61% 91 17% $35.46 37%
Friday before Memorial Day 48 46% 99% $2,582 28% 98 25% $26.45 3%
Saturday before Memorial Day 89 28% 96% $2,326 16% 81 3% $28.86 12%
Memorial Day 339 -38% 61% $1,772 -12% 75 -4% $23.65 -8%
Friday before Father's Day 13 58% 100% $2,751 37% 101 30% $27.15 5%
Saturday before Father's Day 8 60% 95% $2,925 46% 94 21% $31.03 20%
Father's Day 99 23% 83% $2,593 29% 85 10% $30.35 18%
4th of July 363 -60% 47% $1,475 -27% 67 -14% $22.06 -14%
Friday before Labor Day 52 43% 97% $2,585 29% 95 21% $27.31 6%
Saturday before Labor Day 88 28% 91% $2,459 22% 83 7% $29.47 14%
Labor Day 348 -41% 62% $1,665 -17% 71 -9% $23.56 -9%
Halloween 272 -23% 86% $1,558 -22% 68 -13% $23.05 -11%
Thanksgiving Eve 129 3% 83% $2,152 7% 75 -4% $28.72 11%
Thanksgiving 365 -94% 15% $742 -63% 27 -65% $27.16 5%
Christmas Eve 359 -47% 55% $1,686 -16% 48 -38% $34.97 36%
Christmas Day 364 -93% 10% $1,154 -43% 41 -47% $28.14 9%
New Year's Eve 106 12% 76% $2,575 28% 80 3% $32.02 24%

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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