The State of Local Restaurants 2020

RICHMOND, VA


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

On a given day, restaurants in Richmond brought in $1,103 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 43 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $25.79 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,103 43 $25.79
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in Richmond busiest?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Richmond 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 Richmond? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Richmond restaurants

Mother's Day weekend was responsible for the single-biggest day of the year for local restaurants in Richmond. The day before St. Patrick's Day was also big, accounting for the #2 day of the year overall.

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Mother's Day Weekend

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President's Day Weekend

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Richmond 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 329 -36% 58% $1,032 -6% 35 -17% $29.10 13%
Super Bowl Sunday 219 -12% 70% $1,161 5% 39 -8% $29.44 14%
Valentine's Day 37 44% 91% $1,464 33% 47 11% $30.95 20%
St. Patrick's Day 121 7% 73% $1,368 24% 45 5% $30.52 18%
Friday before Easter 60 39% 94% $1,372 24% 48 12% $28.62 11%
Saturday before Easter 20 50% 86% $1,611 46% 51 18% $31.83 23%
Easter Sunday 176 -4% 64% $1,394 26% 35 -18% $39.78 54%
Cinco de Mayo 88 28% 77% $1,544 40% 49 14% $31.74 23%
Friday before Mother's Day 14 53% 97% $1,457 32% 52 22% $27.99 9%
Saturday before Mother's Day 1 93% 92% $1,944 76% 51 19% $38.36 49%
Mother's Day 18 51% 77% $1,818 65% 43 1% $41.92 63%
Friday before Memorial Day 21 50% 97% $1,440 31% 54 26% $26.73 4%
Saturday before Memorial Day 91 26% 89% $1,306 18% 43 1% $30.16 17%
Memorial Day 358 -46% 61% $825 -25% 31 -27% $26.53 3%
Friday before Father's Day 8 58% 100% $1,465 33% 54 27% $26.91 4%
Saturday before Father's Day 7 58% 93% $1,572 42% 49 15% $31.98 24%
Father's Day 81 32% 77% $1,588 44% 43 1% $36.80 43%
4th of July 339 -39% 54% $1,040 -6% 36 -17% $29.27 13%
Friday before Labor Day 80 32% 94% $1,303 18% 51 20% $25.43 -1%
Saturday before Labor Day 39 44% 85% $1,568 42% 50 17% $31.42 22%
Labor Day 323 -34% 59% $1,042 -6% 36 -15% $28.56 11%
Halloween 234 -14% 87% $914 -17% 42 -1% $21.68 -16%
Thanksgiving Eve 204 -10% 77% $1,083 -2% 42 -2% $25.80 0%
Thanksgiving 362 -50% 36% $1,287 17% 25 -42% $52.26 103%
Christmas Eve 357 -45% 51% $1,000 -9% 30 -29% $32.95 28%
Christmas Day 365 -76% 20% $1,135 3% 22 -49% $52.15 102%
New Year's Eve 198 -9% 69% $1,229 11% 41 -4% $29.80 16%

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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