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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, CA


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

On a given day, restaurants in San Francisco brought in $1,905 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 57 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $33.28 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,905 57 $33.28
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in San Francisco busiest?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

San Francisco 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 San Francisco? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for San Francisco restaurants

Mother's Day weekend was responsible for the single-biggest day of the year for local restaurants in San Francisco. Father's Day weekend was also big for restaurants in San Francisco, accounting for two top days.

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Mother's Day Weekend

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San Francisco 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 330 -31% 46% $2,398 26% 59 4% $40.42 21%
Super Bowl Sunday 266 -18% 65% $2,016 6% 55 -3% $36.41 9%
Valentine's Day 188 -4% 79% $1,958 3% 56 -2% $34.87 5%
St. Patrick's Day 120 11% 68% $2,630 38% 71 23% $37.22 12%
Friday before Easter 39 36% 95% $2,305 21% 67 17% $34.43 3%
Saturday before Easter 25 44% 88% $2,634 38% 70 23% $37.41 12%
Easter Sunday 131 8% 72% $2,384 25% 60 5% $39.49 19%
Cinco de Mayo 106 16% 79% $2,349 23% 65 13% $36.39 9%
Friday before Mother's Day 43 35% 96% $2,262 19% 64 12% $35.43 6%
Saturday before Mother's Day 1 56% 90% $2,779 46% 69 21% $40.17 21%
Mother's Day 13 48% 79% $3,007 58% 65 14% $46.08 38%
Friday before Memorial Day 38 37% 99% $2,221 17% 63 11% $35.05 5%
Saturday before Memorial Day 18 45% 91% $2,567 35% 65 14% $39.50 19%
Memorial Day 155 1% 73% $2,205 16% 60 5% $36.67 10%
Friday before Father's Day 30 42% 99% $2,314 21% 64 12% $36.11 8%
Saturday before Father's Day 2 55% 93% $2,675 40% 67 16% $40.21 21%
Father's Day 3 52% 82% $2,970 56% 66 15% $45.30 36%
4th of July 271 -19% 63% $2,075 9% 54 -6% $38.73 16%
Friday before Labor Day 84 23% 96% $2,056 8% 61 7% $33.55 1%
Saturday before Labor Day 37 37% 89% $2,483 30% 64 11% $38.94 17%
Labor Day 170 -1% 69% $2,299 21% 63 10% $36.48 10%
Halloween 207 -8% 88% $1,671 -12% 52 -8% $31.85 -4%
Thanksgiving Eve 201 -7% 83% $1,796 -6% 51 -11% $35.26 6%
Thanksgiving 364 -60% 39% $1,671 -12% 38 -34% $43.93 32%
Christmas Eve 360 -45% 50% $1,771 -7% 40 -29% $43.87 32%
Christmas Day 365 -61% 25% $2,455 29% 43 -24% $56.45 70%
New Year's Eve 234 -12% 64% $2,203 16% 53 -8% $41.73 25%

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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