The State of Local Restaurants 2020

SEATTLE, WA


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

On a given day, restaurants in Seattle brought in $1,486 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 58 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $25.48 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,486 58 $25.48
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in Seattle busiest?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Seattle 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 Seattle? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Seattle restaurants

June 8th was the single-biggest day of the year for local restaurants in Seattle. Father's Day weekend was also big for restaurants in Seattle, accounting for two top days.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Father's Day Weekend

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Father's Day Weekend

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Seattle 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 348 -36% 56% $1,433 -4% 46 -21% $31.01 22%
Super Bowl Sunday 323 -27% 66% $1,405 -5% 50 -13% $27.84 9%
Valentine's Day 110 11% 86% $1,645 11% 62 7% $26.34 3%
St. Patrick's Day 135 6% 73% $1,856 25% 64 9% $29.21 15%
Friday before Easter 47 34% 95% $1,788 20% 70 20% $25.51 0%
Saturday before Easter 27 40% 90% $1,981 33% 65 12% $30.39 19%
Easter Sunday 217 -8% 68% $1,728 16% 57 -3% $30.44 19%
Cinco de Mayo 96 16% 78% $1,896 28% 63 8% $30.06 18%
Friday before Mother's Day 61 29% 96% $1,701 14% 69 18% $24.80 -3%
Saturday before Mother's Day 14 43% 91% $2,012 35% 66 13% $30.57 20%
Mother's Day 30 39% 78% $2,284 54% 62 7% $36.66 44%
Friday before Memorial Day 45 34% 98% $1,733 17% 68 16% $25.66 1%
Saturday before Memorial Day 22 41% 91% $1,969 33% 63 8% $31.40 23%
Memorial Day 268 -17% 71% $1,489 0% 54 -8% $27.70 9%
Friday before Father's Day 5 47% 100% $1,881 27% 70 20% $26.77 5%
Saturday before Father's Day 2 51% 93% $2,067 39% 65 11% $31.88 25%
Father's Day 60 29% 78% $2,085 40% 61 5% $34.07 34%
4th of July 350 -37% 60% $1,332 -10% 50 -14% $26.49 4%
Friday before Labor Day 57 31% 95% $1,749 18% 63 9% $27.62 8%
Saturday before Labor Day 75 25% 88% $1,812 22% 60 3% $30.26 19%
Labor Day 275 -18% 67% $1,572 6% 54 -7% $28.96 14%
Halloween 253 -15% 88% $1,231 -17% 55 -5% $22.25 -13%
Thanksgiving Eve 156 3% 84% $1,555 5% 59 0% $26.54 4%
Thanksgiving 364 -68% 39% $1,050 -29% 38 -36% $27.95 10%
Christmas Eve 358 -46% 57% $1,206 -19% 35 -39% $34.04 34%
Christmas Day 365 -75% 24% $1,315 -11% 40 -31% $32.74 29%
New Year's Eve 204 -5% 74% $1,634 10% 53 -10% $31.08 22%

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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