THE STATE OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS
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 Kansas
Restaurants in Kansas typically follow national trends when it comes daily sales and monthly seasonality. They experience higher-than-average sales on Thursdays and Fridays, with slightly lower Sunday and Monday sales.
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 KANSAS RESTAURANTS
Restaurants in Kansas rank 40th for the average number of transactions each day, 48th for average ticket size, and 47th for average daily revenues. All told, this makes The Sunflower State the 48th-ranked state for restaurants.
|Transactions||Ticket Size||Sales Revenue|
|National Rank: 40||National Rank: 48||National Rank: 47|
KANSAS WEEKDAYS COMPARED TO WEEKENDS
Like most states, restaurants in Kansas see more revenue, more transactions, and higher average ticket sizes on the weekend.
KANSAS’S AVERAGE WEEK
Here we see a day-by-day look at the average daily sales revenue in Kansas compared to the national averages. Kansas eateries mostly follow the national trend, but they lag behind on Sunday and Monday and make up for it on Thursday and Friday.
THE AVERAGE YEAR FOR KANSAS RESTAURANTS
On a national level, sales revenues only have a subtle variation from month to month. That holds mostly true for Kansas, with a slight drop during June and July.
TOP 5 DAYS FOR KANSAS RESTAURANTS
Here are the top revenue-generating days for restaurants in Kansas. Like many states, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Mother’s Day weekend are among the best.
|MAY 14Mother’s Day||MAY 5Cinco de Mayo||MAY 13Mother’s Day Weekend||APR 22||NOV 11|
KANSAS 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? It’s interesting to note that each of the prominent days saw an upswing in ticket size, except for Valentine’s Day, which is usually thought of as a major restaurant holiday.
|Day||Rank/365||Daily Sales||Change in sales||Number of transactions||Change in Transaction Volume||Avg Ticket Size||Change in
|Cinco De Mayo||2||$1,433||59.56%||56||57.85%||$25.54||0.39%|
|Day before T-giving||103||$1,064||18.44%||35||-0.59%||$30.10||18.32%|
|New Year’s Eve||126||$918||2.19%||24||-32.35%||$38.16||50.02%|
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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