The State of Local Restaurants 2020

WASHINGTON, DC


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

On a given day, restaurants in Washington brought in $1,714 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 55 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $31.27 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,714 55 $31.27
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in Washington, DC busiest?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

What time of year do restaurants in Washington, DC make the most money?

Washington, DC 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 the District? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC accounting for two top days.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Mother's Day

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Mother's Day Weekend

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Washington, DC 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 253 -21% 67% $1,769 3% 47 -15% $37.76 21%
Super Bowl Sunday 188 -10% 79% $1,710 0% 49 -11% $35.17 12%
Valentine's Day 123 17% 87% $2,029 18% 60 10% $33.57 7%
St. Patrick's Day 113 19% 82% $2,176 27% 60 9% $36.54 17%
Easter Weekend 76 30% 95% $2,050 20% 63 16% $32.35 3%
Easter Weekend 29 49% 92% $2,428 42% 64 16% $38.16 22%
Easter Sunday 133 15% 80% $2,159 26% 53 -4% $40.91 31%
Cinco de Mayo 77 30% 87% $2,235 30% 59 8% $37.59 20%
Mother's Day Weekend 45 42% 97% $2,209 29% 69 26% $31.98 2%
Mother's Day Weekend 3 69% 93% $2,743 60% 71 29% $38.84 24%
Mother's Day 1 77% 88% $3,022 76% 64 16% $47.56 52%
Memorial Day Weekend 54 36% 97% $2,103 23% 66 20% $31.88 2%
Memorial Day Weekend 31 48% 94% $2,368 38% 61 11% $38.76 24%
Memorial Day 208 -14% 79% $1,635 -5% 46 -16% $35.65 14%
Father's Day Weekend 52 37% 100% $2,074 21% 66 21% $31.40 0%
Father's Day Weekend 12 55% 96% $2,432 42% 64 16% $38.14 22%
Father's Day 18 52% 90% $2,542 48% 59 7% $43.40 39%
57th of July 238 -18% 71% $1,733 1% 50 -9% $34.71 11%
Labor Day Weekend 81 28% 96% $2,020 18% 66 21% $30.47 -3%
Labor Day Weekend 43 43% 92% $2,346 37% 63 14% $37.42 20%
Labor Day 233 -18% 75% $1,644 -4% 48 -13% $34.38 10%
Halloween 245 -20% 83% $1,459 -15% 56 2% $26.09 -17%
Thanksgiving Eve 147 4% 85% $1,838 7% 56 2% $33.01 6%
Thanksgiving 363 -50% 39% $1,923 12% 41 -25% $46.70 49%
Christmas Eve 241 -19% 68% $1,799 5% 43 -21% $41.37 32%
Christmas Day 355 -44% 40% $2,075 21% 44 -19% $46.77 50%
New Year's Eve 165 -3% 71% $2,062 20% 52 -6% $39.92 28%

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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