The State of Local Restaurants - Alabama

THE STATE OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Alabama


 

We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2017 calendar year at 26,000 small, independent restaurants across America. The result is a comprehensive look at when restaurants earn the most money, when they seat the most guests, and which states make the most dough from patrons who #eatlocal.

What we learned about Alabama
Restaurants in Alabama typically follow national trends when it comes to daily revenues, average ticket sizes, and the number of transactions per day. However, restaurants in The Yellowhammer State stand out with their better-than-average weekday sales and a large spike during the weeks of Spring Break.

Understanding this report
To understand the average day for restaurants in America, we took a multidimensional look at their performance. We specifically looked at:

  • Transactions: How many individual payments restaurants process.
  • Ticket Size: How much patrons spend on average per transaction.
  • Daily Sales Revenue: How much revenue restaurants make per day.

 

THE AVERAGE DAY FOR ALABAMA RESTAURANTS

Restaurants in Alabama rank 9th for the average number of transactions each day; the average ticket size is the 25th largest; they are the 14th highest state for average daily revenues. This makes The Yellowhammer State the 12th overall best state for restaurants.

Transactions Ticket Size Sales Revenue
54 $32 $1,723
National Rank: 9 National Rank: 25 National Rank: 14

 

 ALABAMA WEEKDAYS COMPARED TO WEEKENDS

Like most states, restaurants in Alabama  see more revenue, transactions, and higher average ticket sizes on the weekend.

 

ALABAMA’S AVERAGE WEEK

Here we see a day-by-day look at the average daily sales revenue in Alabama compared to the national averages. Alabama follows the trend of higher sales on weekends, but is unique in that it enjoys slightly higher than average weekdays and softer weekends than we see in most states.

 

 

THE AVERAGE YEAR FOR ALABAMA RESTAURANTS

On a national level, sales revenues only have a subtle variation from month to month. That mostly holds true for Alabama. Alabama enjoys more consistency throughout the year than some states, its summer months being a particularly stable time.

 

 

TOP 5 DAYS FOR ALABAMA RESTAURANTS

Here are the top revenue-generating days for restaurants in Alabama. Like many states, Cinco de Mayo is among the best. Interestingly, Alabama’s top 92 days of the year are all Fridays and Saturdays except for Mother’s Day, which sneaks in at 55th.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5
MAY 5Cinco de Mayo MAY 6Cinco de Mayo Weekend APR 1April Fool’s Day APR 28 JUL 14
FRIDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY

 

ALABAMA RESTAURANTS ON PROMINENT DAYS

Restaurants put a lot of focus and work into big events and holidays, but how do the most prominent days rank compared to the rest of the year and the average day?

Day Rank/365 Daily Sales Change in sales Number of transactions Change in Transaction Volume Avg transaction size Change in Average Ticket
Super Bowl 334 $1,188 -31.06% 40 -25.53% $29.57 -7.50%
Valentines Day 95 $2,105 22.19% 57 5.25% $37.08 16.00%
St. Patrick’s 70 $2,293 33.12% 71 31.71% $32.28 0.99%
Cinco De Mayo 1 $2,785 61.67% 88 62.56% $31.77 -0.62%
Mother’s Day 55 $2,342 35.98% 50 -7.41% $46.91 46.75%
Father’s Day 93 $2,128 23.53% 48 -10.74% $44.21 38.29%
July 4th 347 $1,123 -34.78% 30 -44.00% $37.20 16.38%
Day before T-giving 114 $1,852 7.50% 54 0.08% $34.31 7.33%
Thanksgiving 364 $691 -59.86% 12 -77.48% $56.93 78.09%
Christmas Eve 328 $1,217 -29.36% 25 -53.50% $48.53 51.82%
Christmas 365 $601 -65.11% 11 -80.38% $56.81 77.70%
New Year’s Eve 111 $1,864 8.23% 41 -23.56% $45.23 41.48%

Methodology
Womply analyzed daily revenue for 25,893 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for all 365 days of the 2017 calendar year. Restaurants were only qualified for the analysis if Womply had a full year of transaction history and the business recorded multiple transactions per day, on average. Category and overall state rankings are based on a composite score of each state’s transactions, average ticket sizes, and overall daily revenue.

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